i just installed vista home premium with sp1, and finally got everything setup. i started to notice my download speeds were kidna slow. on xp i could get ~1.7mb/sec (i monitor the router throughput) on downloads from certain locations. in vista, ftp connections seems to get to around 500-520k/sec and stall there. http is a little better at around 700-800k/sec. i know these particular sites will max my download, so i was wondering if there was a setting that needed to be changed. i already used "netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled" and rebooted, no change. i also disabled remote differential compression, with no effect. the vista firewall is off, and im using nvidia ethernet drivers from windows update (i tried the ones from nvidia.com first, the problem remained). i am about out of ideas. thanks in advance.