I've been dealing with a dang conundrum ever since I moved into my house a couple of years ago. As more and more stuff is downloaded -- software, games, music -- this becomes more troublesome. I have 6.0 Mbps DSL service through Windstream. The speed is always fine. But the trouble comes when I am downloading one thing -- say a music album -- and want to do anything else. It's as if the download I already have going tells everything else, "Wait your turn!" I cannot ever remember this being an issue when I lived with my parents and was on BellSouth/AT&T. The reason I ask about the AEBS is because I just want to make sure I'm not crazy. I mean a router is supposed to handle exactly what I'm talking about above, but it doesn't seem like it is. For a while I thought it was my setup, and I found out last year that my DSL modem/gateway had been handling some of these duties. It also had a wireless access point enabled by default. I think I have finally turned it into nothing but a gateway that sends all data to my AEBS. So if anybody knows a path forward on checking this, I would love some help. I got a two-year degree in networking back a decade ago, so this is quite frustrating. I even tried to figure out whether I could use the AEBS as a gateway to eliminate the frackin' 2wire product, but that didn't end well.