So my girlfriend and I got webcams so we can see each other and talk to each other "face to face" while we're at separate schools. Instant messaging has always kind of sucked at my school. AIM takes multiple times to log in, Yahoo randomly loses connection, except I can receive what she's saying, but she can't get anything I am. Weird stuff. We've also now found that the webcams work rarely. The school's connection isn't bad either; browsing is pretty quick. Has the school been able to prioritize what applications and activities get the most speed from their connection? I'm sure filesharing is slowed down, but why instant messaging? Some people need that to keep their relationships fresh and exciting! Is there any way to, even though I'm plugged into their internet, bypass any of their network settings or limits? Dan.