I have a home network of three puters. The network works fine as far as all puters seeing each other and pinging in any direction works fine. I'm using linksys nic cards in all machines and win98se on all machines as well. I'm using tcp/ip protocol. I'm also using wingate as my internet connection sharing proxy server. I want to continue using it over ICS. The network used to be very fast as far as transferring files from one computer to the other in any direction but now has gotton turtle slow. A simple 3meg file can take five minutes to copy from one puter to the other. I have no problem with the internet part of this. Without the Wingate engine active the files still transfer slow. Key note is that it used to work very fast and fine so I have eliminated hardware but I can be wrong. My cables are all less than 75 foot in length. Can someone help me figure out whats going on?