A friend of mines stepdad got DSL. ITS SLOW! SLOWER THAN DU! It goes, then stops for about 10 seconds, then goes, for about 10 seconds, then stops, over and over. I read a thread on here that said you had to leave the modem on for 10 days to let it get used to the lines. I told him this, and he said, "I dont like to leave computer equipment on when im not there. It might catch on fire." So, my friend has been trying to figure out ways to get him to leave it on becuase hes tired of the slowness. I told him to put a brick under it, and put a note on it, "Certified safety Brick! Guaranteed to protect desk from flaming DSL." That didnt work either, he still turns it off. The next step is talking him into cutting the LEDs, so he doesnt know its on.