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    Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Black Hole routers, a relatively new phenomenon that is about as easy to fix as explaining string theory to a five year old, is sorted by the XP SP3 update.
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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Back hole routers.....

    Damn them, damn them all to hell!!!

    I knew it, i just knew it. When that they turned on that Large Hadron Collider there would be consequences, but oh no! They knew better.
    And now we know.

    Black hole routers.

    And what next? Quasar mice? String theory displays?
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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    This is a real isue with people with a low MTU, be that users or providers.

    I think black hole routers could be totaly cut out if ISPs just did a few tests ever day to blacklisted them. Most Black Hole Routes are just ISPs etc who have setup their firewall wrong or are a little too worried about DoS attacks. Its a real pain at times though.
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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Quote Originally Posted by the article
    but you’ve never really thing that a Black Hole would affect gaming
    Try "you'd" and "think"

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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    No, that was packet loss between my brain and my keyboard... it's spreading!
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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Super graphic of "Old Bob" incorporating the router in the headline page. You might also like to add one involving Gremlins as they are widely known to be the source of such router/server problems.

    The real question is: when are we going to see a 21st century "Black hole" game involving Maximilian, V.I.N.C.E.N.T and those cool twin laser guns? Provided of course that the Gremlins don't spoil the online experience.
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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    is sp3 out yet?

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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    is sp3 out yet?
    yes it is, check windows update it should prompt you to get it. only 69mb iirc.

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    Re: Headlines - Windows XP SP3 includes Black Hole Router detection

    Save yourself hassle. Download the FULL SP3 and apply it instead. Grab the one that the IT guys use.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    I've heard ppl have had issues with using the "lite" installer that MS is using from WU. Certainly everyone who updated using the full installer avoided the annoying issues that accompanied the inital push from MS.

    Plus you can then slipstream SP3 into your XP cd and just reinstall from that instead of a unprotected XP CD. Its worth the hassle.

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