I'm on a 256k ADSL connection (yes i know its terribly slow - i'm getting ADSL2+ soon), and things are happening slower than usual. The Apple homepage took 4 minutes to fully load. Downloads are coming down at about 5% of their normal speed (1.2 KB/s instead of 25) Even dial-up users would say thats slow. The other computers on the network (one wired and one wireless) are downloading at their normal speeds, so it has to be something on my side of the net. I've tried restarting my macbook and the router, emptying cache, using FF, all to no avail. The MacBook in question is a 1GHz Core Duo MacBook. Yes, it is 1GHz; apparently, my battery isn't available, even though it is plugged in. it isn't bulging at all, no problems for the last couple of days, it just died this morning for no apparent reason. I've left the computer off to charge for a few hours, but it did nothing. Is my slow internet caused by my invisible battery, or is there something more messed up than I think?