I concluded that my connection is just not enough for my speedy taste. I am thinking about getting ISDN hookup so I can actually play games online. Currently, my average ping time is around 600ms. Not what I would call a super performer. I believe it is a combination between poor/noisy phone line, and a less than acceptable modem. But, I was in the mood for Internet Access NOW, so I settled for less, not always the proper choice.