I'm using Freeserve Anytime so earlier on today (9am) I had no trouble with connections and everything was reasonanably quick for 56k. This evening it has been very erratic and has dropped the connection at least seven times. Everything is also taking a long time to load. I'm inclined to think it's Freeserve and their server. I'm running WinXP and all my defaults and connection parameters check out. It's happened a few times as well in the past and I think I might consider the Pipex Solo offer in the not too distant future.