Was reading the "sexy thumbnail pic" thread, and saw where Rene was complaining about his connection so I thought I'd post this. http://www.cablenut.com It's freeware and it will drastically improve your cable connection. It makes a change to your registry so be sure to back it up. You can back up the registry within the program if you don't know how to otherwise. Anyway, I went to http://www.DSLReports.com and tested my connection 4 times before I installed it and my average connect speed was 750k/s and my average download speed was about 125k/s. After I installed the software my average connect speed was 2900k/s and my average download speed is 520k/s. Thats a heck of an improvement if you ask me. I'm using Windows XP Professional so your results may vary.