hi, i just came back from australia where my 56k can get up to 50k on connection. And now im back in my folks place in Brunei(asia, near singapore =\) and i can only connect it at 26.6. i went to the webpage of brunet, our provider here and in one of the faqs, this is what it says, " I only get > 33.6 connects on my K56flex modem rarely, why? Source: Ascend Communications, Diamond Multimedia Take a look at the output from "AT&V1" (on Rockwell-based modems), specifically: Line QUALITY................ 015 This is an error detection device for the phone lines. 0-20 is good conditions, 21-40 is Ok to average and above 40 is bad. Normally, if you have 25 or higher, it's going to be tough to get a 56k connection. This number does vary from connection to connection though. how do i check the line quality of the phone, is there a program where i can test this?