Hello, I am a fairly new mac user (iBook) 700, and I am getting kicked offline all the time. Sometimes I get a message that says "Internet connection terminated because other side not responding" and sometimes halfway through a long download i.e. jaguar updates, I will check on my computer only to find that I got kicked offline somewhere in the middle of the download. I am using a dial up and the v.90 modem configuration. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh yea, and I don't know if this helps, but when on smaller downloads I am watching the download manager, the kb,s per second very greatly from 5200 all the way down to zero and keep fluctuating. Thanks.