This is the strangest thing... I am running XP Home on my p4 comp. with a dsl connection. Normally, i get a very good speed rate. Yesterday, I downloaded this game called DX-Ball (it's a version of the old Breakout video games I once played). After I downloaded it and played it once, the weirdest thing happened. My internet speed increased dramatically!?!?! My pages now load like lightning (like I have a T1 connection). I've never seen them load so quickly. This Forum page loaded in a second. I tried the net again today, seemed slower. Played the game once and went on the net and the speed increased. I'd be interested in knowing if it works for others or if it is just some kind of fluke. OR does anyone have an explanation as to the reasoning for the increase in speed? I have not (recently) downloaded/installed any other software.