I am really frustrated with my Internet connection (Comcast cable modem) and/or computer (Dell Dimension 8200, XP). Basically, over the past several days, my connection speed has ground almost to a halt. It has never been lightning fast, but now when I check my speed at dslreports.com, I get ridiculous results -- 72 kbps upload, 200 download (basically no better than dial up). I've tried everything I know of, which I admit is not a lot: * Disconnected my dlink router and ran the cable right from the modem into the computer * Cleared out all temp files on Internet Explorer * Tried downloading Mozilla Firefox -- just as slow * Scanned the computer for viruses * And of course, the usual powering off/on, resetting modem, etc. I will eventually call Comcast to complain about my connection and have a tech guy come out, but I was wondering if anyone has any tests they could recommend or things to check. Could it be the modem? I'm using the one supplied by Comcast (looks like a shark fin). Can anyone else using Comcast give me an idea of what speed they are able to obtain on dslreports.com? (Via "Tests and Tools"/"Speed Tests".) I've never gotten above 1200 kbps, even during the middle of the night when it should be much faster. I am envious of the people getting 3 Mbps! Of course, right now I'd love to get back to 1200. Thanks for any ideas.