Hi Since switching to Broadband I find Windows will not load if the modem is connected to the USB port. It just hangs until I pull out the USB lead then Windows continues to load successfully. I could live with it, but I'm sure the lead will become worn eventually. I am using Windows 98 and have a Speedtouch 330 modem. Does this sound familiar with anyone. Thanks in advance if it does. Baldrick ps - one other thing, sometimes it takes many attempts to connect to the internet. The dial-up connect reports 'no dial tone' and the Speedtouch software just fails. Eventually one of them will work.