I believe this to be an ISP-related or modem problem because all computers on the home wi-fi network behave similarly. There is no connection problem, all computers have immediate access to the Internet, but speed is the issue. Not download and upload speed necessarily, those measure okay when checked with any of the speed test services. The problem is that, for instance, I type a URL into my browser (IE address bar and it takes forever for the site to respond. I have the NetMeter utility, so I can see data going out and coming in, but what happens is that my 'request' seems to go out at once, but nothing comes back for a very long time... sometimes as much as a minute or more. Once the connection is completed, data comes in fast, but then clicking some link on that site will then start the process over again. But, if I reset the DSL modem, all is good for a while. What can cause this?