I've got a weird problem. With 1 internet application open, I get a pretty good download speed of 150kb/sec or so. With 2 internet apps open, the speeds drop by half. With the 3rd, the speed drops again, etc. I'd think this was normal behavior, but for two things: A) The speed drop is not in proportion to the actual bandwidth used by the new application. I lose about 50Kb/sec bandwidth in one app even though an FTP download is running at 2K/sec or so. B) the faster speeds don't resume when the apps close. (processes are definately halted). I have to reboot to get the first app back up to full speed. C) the speed drops even if one app is uploading, and the other is downloading. This is a DSL line and the two speeds should separate. Any suggestions? This is a Windows XP professional machine, running off an internal DSL modem using PPPoE. QoS is not listed as being installed in any of the network connections. Firewall is also not turned on.