I continue to have troubles with my residential DSL service. Occasionally (on the order of every half hour or more), my service will just stop working for a minute or so. (Gee, that doesn't sound like a big deal, but really, it makes me want to toss my computer out the window). I'd like to find a comprehensive way of diagnosing the problem, say, a piece of software that will monitor traffic so I can see where it's hanging. My network: Sympatico 3rd-party-resold DSL (through my employer) they've checked my sync rate, which seems fine old phone lines linkysys 802.11B 2.4GHz wireless access point - WEP enabled one computer on wired connection one laptop on wireless both have Norton Antivirus one has Skype and Limewire (checked these settings) When I have a good connection, it's just fine. I've run net speed tests and they come back at 2Mb down and 500Kb up every time (or 0 and 0), So, there's no grey area in my pipeline, it's either wide open or blocked completely. I have not been able to pin down a consistent set of conditions under which it occurs. - Sometimes I can ping a server out there, even while my browser is dead, sometimes I can't. - Sometimes it seems to affect Outlook, sometimes just my browser. - Sometimes it's just my laptop, sometimes it's both. - Sometimes it seems to be linked with my WebHost (which is on the other side of the world) and sometimes it even does it with Google. - Sometimes 'Repair'ing my wireless connection clears it up, sometimes it doesn't. - Sometimes a hard reboot of my modem and Access Point works sometimes it doesn't. - It does NOT seem to matter whether someone is actually using the desktop or not - I still get the problems on the laptop. (It is worth noting that, with a down time of only a minute or so, it's possible that none of these techniques is doing anything, that merely the connection returns after a minute or so, while I'm fiddling about.) Oh woe!