damn, what connection do u have?if u tell us that, we may be able to tell u more about it. like, is it dial-up?if it is, it may be your modem that isn't very good, or the phone lines aren't of good quality, i dunno, it may come from a lot of things
hmm, ok. that's very weird...try this (it's very basic, but maybe u forgot it): go to your modem properties, and set its transfer rate to the highest possible (usually 11250 i think, or something like that), this should give u a little more speed. I would advise you to use a program like Webaccelerator, this thingy can boost up your cannection by changing the windows default settings for dial up, and it also keeps a very compressed file of pages u've already checked and pre-loads the links u take, leading u faster throughout the net..u can download it here i've done this when i had dialup in xp, and it kinda worked for me, so u could check it out, too. let me know, if it worked for you..