okay, so i'm the next best thing to an actual IT guy here in my office, and i typically screw things up when i troubleshoot. heres my problem: i've got the fastest dsl line my provider offers, 2 meg down 500k up (we dont have a lot of good wiring or hubs from our phone provider, those closer to the hub can get up to 4 meg down). lately i've noticed my speeds drop down, waaaaay down. today i was measuring at 16k down (yes, slower than a dialup modem). the last tech i talked to said to try running the speed tests with a machine plugged directly into the router. so i did, and the test speed is what i want it to be at. tried it back and forth several times, and it appears that when my machines are plugged into my switch (or its a hub, i forget) from the patch panel, i get no good internet speed. the best i came up with was 1100k down. the easiest answer is that its my switch/hub that is causing the problem. but i cant plug all my workstations into my router directly, nor do i wish to share that full 2 meg down bandwidth with my coworkers. anyone else have any suggestions? i've done as many scans as possible to detect any spyware or viruses that may be hogging bandwidth, havent found anything yet though.