[SIZE=1] I am totally amazed that anybody gets over 1.8 and under-i considered that really good! On a super day it might start out at 2 but work its way down. some times when people are uploading it seems to help my numbers raise a little but not very often. Mine will go as low as .03 and then fizzle out. I don't use kazaa very often but when i do it is for specific music and then i leave my computer run all night for people to do their uploading. Using kazaa or kazaa lite freezes up my machine alot and i can not work on anything else in the mean time unless i want to wait for 10 minutes between screen changes and that is no crap So i don't use it to much. And yes i have bought and or downloaded many different types of programs to speed up my machine and none of them seem to make any type of difference. I know i am 56k but my connection speed can range from 14-28 good day 32. i also have its very own phone line. nothing seems to help. switched servers twice thinking it may be them . didnt help anybody have any suggestions feel free to let me know what they are.