The background: Hi, I'm using a WGR614v9 Netgear router and I've had a few problems with it. It recently wasn't giving my Macbook an IP, that seems to of been fixed now - sometimes it doesn't accept the WPA first time and I have to press ok a few times, but I assume this is related to the problem below. The problem: Basically the internet is really slow. I've downloaded MenuMeters as told in the tutorials above, but I don't think it's helping in this case. When I ping my router when connected through wireless I get this: Macintosh-2:~ Kent$ ping 192.168.1.1 PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=341.501 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=512.011 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=35.555 ms ^C --- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 35.555/296.356/512.011/197.114 ms When I ping it when connected through ethernet (which works 100% fine) the results are <1ms. My friend has an XP based laptop and his wireless is working fine - connects first time and when pinging the router gets results of less than 1ms. Ive done all the basic checks I can think of - such as checking the signal strength (full bar) and making sure the router is in view. When the laptops are side by side the speed difference is remarkable. Even when his laptop doesn't share the connection the pings are still high. Any suggestions please?