Ok in hawaii I had Cable service for internet use. My max download speed could never go past 300KBS. If I made 2 downloads from a T-1 it would just split in half. Now I figured it was just hawaii so when I moved to Southern California ( Chino Hills area) I attempted again to get Broad Band cable service. I choose ADELPHIA and noticed the exact same problem. The max download I have is 300kbs. I called my provider up asking if there is anything I can do about it and they said that maybe network traffic etc.... . To me personally I doubt this because its rather odd its like that 24/7 here and in Hawaii. Now on to my question... My friend thinks because I have NORTON FIREWALL 2003 and SYSTEM WORKS 2003 that one of my settings might have capped out my connections allowed or max bandwidth . Could that be possible? If so where would I look to solve this problem? Any other things I can check to help solve this band width issue?