I am using dialup and connecting at different speeds all of the time since my ISP has added an accelerator and different phone lines. I am basically wanting to find out if it is my computer or my ISP. Late at night and early morning I usually connect at 115.2 kbps (or that is what it says) and during the day it is usually 12,14 or 16 kbps. I have called them and they tell me to check my phone lines or my computer. I have ran spybot, norton's antivirus and stinger. I don't seem to have any viruses. Before they changed we didn't have any problems and always connected at the highest speed. They also tell me that it could be the weather. We haven't had any bad weather, just windy. It just seems strange to connect at different speeds all of the time. It makes me think that it is their problem and not mine. Do you have any suggestions. I am using Windows 2000, HP computer that is about 3 yrs. old. Also, when the connection speed is slow my computer freezes up. I try to reconnect and open IE again and it doesn't open up, I usually have to restart.