I have windows XP with highspeed cable internet connection. When viewing my network properties I have noticed that 854, 000, 000, 000 packets have been sent and that this number increases rapidly. In the time that it took me to type in the last sentence, that number increased to 900, 000, 000, 000. I currently have my browser open and outlook express but I am not sending anything. When the number of packets sent increases at this rate my load a web page is excruciatingly slow. I have a network hub in which 2 computers are connected to and use the internet at the same time. I have two IP addresses. (I don't know if this is relevent) Is this something that I need to worry about. Or is this normal activity and the browser slowdown is simply a coincidence. Thanks for any input Lethier For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.