Visited family for the holidays and stayed with my parents. The redeemable aspect of the house is the wireless internet connection, which screams. Websites explode open and I feel so much more productive. As opposed to the plodding or capricious internet I have in my apartment. To my surprise, Amtrak now provides WiFi. Unfortunately, it was painfully slow, worse than my apartment. However, the passenger sitting next to me was rocking an Acer and was breezing through websites, well I could barely download a page with every element on the page properly loaded. What gives? Obviously my internet connection is not broken since it is fast when the connection is good, but it seems less robust when it's not. How come the guy next to me with the bargain PC notebook was able to have a decent browsing experience while I had anything but? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.