Yes I know that the avg. download speed for 56k on Kazaa is about 3 kb/s, quite possibly a little less. Mine however is a max of about 1.5 and that's at night when NOBODY is using the net for maximum speeds - I live in Thailand. I usede to get the average but for the past month my speeds have only been max 1.5 at night and during the day .2 to .5 avg. My question is for 56kers- what prog do U use to speed your little modems up??? I've tried them all - I think and none seem to work and I know that they're probably just a bunch of scams, but has anyone actually tried one that actually does work for 56kers. Also is there something I can use to not be disconnected so often, I mean like every 5 minutes. I tried all the PING progs and also Wake Up... One last thing. After connecting where you can check the status of your connection - bytes sent and received window, my errors are like unusually high like in the 14,000 range instead of the normal 2 or 3. Anyway to fix this? Thanx. Oh by the way when I do connect up my speeed is hardly never above 30kbps... usually in the 20's and sometimes the teens. I've seen some people in this forum who have 56ks and they say they connect like at 46 up to 52. How???