This is not actually a modem problem, but a line problem - I just can't figure it out... My 56k modem connects at about 45.2 kbit/sec in my house in London, and I get good download rates using an phone extension. I also get good rates at my house in North Wales if I don't use the extension (which is impractical) but if I do use it I get a couple of minutes of good download rates, then a 30-60 second gap with no received data, and then after this point I get download rates of around 1.5k! This exact same thing happened in my previous house in North Wales. I'm assuming it is due to poor line quality, but I know other people (who live a couple of houses away from my old house) who don't have this problem. Any ideas that could help me out?