I have A box running XP with a cable modem and a 4port router. On the box i have installed a dual port nic card. I have both ports on the Nic connected to the router. Both ports on the nic are enabled and no problems. I was just wondering if having this dual port nic hooked up has any benefits for connection and or download rates, Opposed to just having one hooked up? Also would i be able to use the Full duplex option and should I keep it at auto select for the 10/100 or change it to 100?? Any help will be welcomed.