i was perusing the extensions in firefox available for download and ran across "bandwidth tester." my connection from sbc is officially 1.5mbps and im pretty close to the phone company, but it doesn't feel that fast. i downloaded the extension and was surprised to find it ranged from 1.05. to 1.28 depending on the test (about 10 tests in the course of an hour). so my question to yall is: what type of connection do you have, what speed is it officially, and what is it "real world?" btw, this is on a laptop accessing the connection through a 2wire router and a microsoft 802.11b adapter. ive been having severe issues with the connection ever since my latest reinstall this weekend -- it drops out about once every 2-3 minutes and i have to spend 15 seconds reconnecting..