I dont know an awful lot about the workings of an isp but recently I have moved house and now live in a rural location. My internet connection is dreadful - I thought it would be worth my while looking into the problem as I have limited options as far a services are concerned. I have tried three of the larger isp's and have found that most of the time the slow connection speeds and disconnections are because of the routers which all the isp servers connect to in order to join the web. these routers are mainly defined as BT.com and NTLI.net (I think) anyway I could actually see the traffic building up on these routers and suddenly all the connections falling away and then I was disconnected... I wonder if the problem is that we do not have enough physical routes for the number of ppl wanting to surf the net in the uk? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> I still do not know what to do about a reliable connection with some sort of consistant through put speed. Any advice would be most welcome.