i have DSL thru SBC Yahoo...we have a wireless 2WIRE modem. my other roommate connects thru her laptop wireless just fine and gets about 180KB/s down. i just bought a Linksys PCI wireless adapter for my desktop (XP Pro SP2). it's installed fine, and connects fine, but only gives me 30-60KB/s down. the modem is extermeley close to my computer, so it's not weak signal. i had a ethernet cable run from it to my machine and then i would get full download speed. so does anyone know what type of thing could cause one person on a wireless LAN to be able to connect, but not achieve full bandwidth/speed? Linksys and SBC yahoo tech supports sure don't! I'm no networking person at all (duh, obviously) but I do notice that our modem recognizes the IP of the modem something like: 172.16.0.1 and my roommate's machine with IP: 172.16.0.37 and mine with something very different, like: 188.8.131.52 could this be a clue? any other suggestions?