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What is Broadjump Client Foundation? Do I need it?

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Hello :) I have a very small master disk and am trying to free some space. Looking at Add/Remove there's something called Broadjump Client Foundation.

I'm wondering what this is, whether I need it and if not if it would be quite safe to uninstall.

I'm W98SE.

Please, *simple language*. I'm not remotely a techie.

Many thanks

Neil C
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this is name for SBC (the now new ATT/SBC) DSL connection software.

the computer was once setup and connected to a SBC DSL modem (may still be). If it is still connected to a SBC DSL modem, it would be best to leave it alone.

I know the software is huge but trust me the removal is sometimes more headache than its worth. some uninstalls went good, but the bad ones went really bad.

NOTE:
If you do plan to remove it, you will need to obtain a DSL/Cable Broadband router (any one would do, but a Linksys with 4-port switch would be easiest). then basically do the following:
1) connect the modem to the DSL jack (should already be connected)
2) connect the ethernet port of the modem to the WAN port of the router
3) connect the one of the switched ports on the router to the PC.
4) uninstall the Broadjump software and any other SBC related software that you don't want.
5) set you IP schema to DHCP enabled and reboot computer
6) follow the included info to setup the router for SBC DSL: generally choose PPPOE and use your xxx@sbcglobal.net address for user name and your corresponding password for the password field.
7) go to the status tab of the router configuration pages and check for the WAN connection status.
8) as long as it says connected, you are good.
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Many thanks. Must admit SBC, ATT, DSL don't mean a lot to me, but if I tell you that I have a broadband cable modem (with ethernet connection, if that's relevant), and a wireless router, could you possibly advise further? Sounds like I should leave it alone.

Many thanks

Neil C
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I was holding on for the possibility of further information from rliu1112.
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hello,
sorry... I must have missed the update notice on this question.

to answer your question, if you have the modem connected with ethernet to a router, then you already by-passed the software.

if you are running out of room or experiencing slowness on your pc, then remove it...

another thing is to find the related components that loads at startup and unload it. if you want help with this, just somehow post running processes from your computer (wait for about 5 minutes after boot before checking checking the list of running processes to make sure that everything is loaded). you can get to the list from Task Manager "CTRL+ALT+DEL".

good luck.
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