I’ve fixed things a bit. Turned out the updated driver made my PC crash. I’ve restored a checkpoint from a few days ago and tried it again. Installed a new modem and now I’m online with 50Kbps instead of 28. I’ve fixed MSN by deleting the cache in the registry (by renaming the ListCache key to something else).
That means I can go back to programming… although my sister really likes to play StarCraft over the new network and I’m the only one here who knows how to play that game. (I’m sometimes at battle.net under the ID mazelord2000)