I never knew I was slow. I connected this SMC7004BR 4-port router a few years ago (PC Club), was on Earthlink DSL and now Adelphia Cable. My download speed has always been 100-300 bps, on the slow side for DSL and really slow for CABLE. Then I tried direct connect to the cable modem without the router and BAM!, 800-1500 bps on several different test sites. So, Why is the router such a drag on the speed? Is this normal? Any ideas what I can change or check? Thanks, Mark.