Sorry to post a Windows issue on BHW but this is really a last resort for me. I had to upgrade XP to SP3 and since I did, my broadband speed has dropped by literally 99% +....which makes it very hard to do IM without the I. I have searched everywhere for a solution and I am just here looking to see if someone has experienced a similar problem. I know that there is nothing wrong with my connection, I don't use a router and the weird thing is that I can go to micros0ft.com and download a large file at my normal speed of say 600kb/sec but if I go to rapidshare, I download at about 2kb/sec. It almost seems like a firewall is blocking something but I have disabled the windows firewall and antivirus but the issue remains. Rolling back to SP2 restores the connection but that is just a temp fix. So ya, if you have any suggestions, please PM me. Thanks!