Hi, my dial up connects me at an average of 26-28 Kbps and not a bit faster. I moved to what is considered a "rural area" and the phone lines are ancient with no plans from the telephone company to replace them soon. The phone lines are Analog, and there is a loss of attenuation as it comes down the line into the house. I have a v.92 modem on both computers and run XP. I have done the following to try to connect faster: Had a new drop wire from the over head lines to the house. Had a new phone box wired where the drop wire comes in. Had all new phone jacks put in, inside the house. Tried major ISP's, all gave me a slow connect. Looked for an updated V.92 driver, none out yet. Configured my Modem speed to maximum. Am I stuck with this slow connect? Due to financial constraints, I can't go to DSL, etc. as in my industry I'm subject to lay-offs and just got back to work after almost 6 months of unemployment. (I try and keep the bills to a minimum) Thanks in advance. "laptop"