my modems been running well until i played with the settings...now it start downloading at about 6k the slowly decreases to around 3k. When i play an online game it runs fine then after a minute or 2 i get a sudden hit of lag and then its fine then i get lagg then its fine? Ive also followed your guide on the site with no avail either. Does anyone know how i could solve this prob? ps im running xp and dont know the manufacturer sorry the device manager just shows it as a generic 56k hcf data fax modem.