UPDATE (5-14-09): I finally got around to ordering the Linksys CM100 modem like I said I would (found one used on ebay for less than $35 shipped) and just installed it today. I can also confirm that the CM100 does indeed speed up the PSN (at least on Comcast). I'm now getting normal download speeds WITHOUT privoxy or any other network settings/modifications. Other modems may also fix it as well (Motorola seems to be the main "problem"), but I won't be testing it. Now is probably a good time to get one if you're thinking about it. They're generally considered pretty good, from what I've read (good user reviews). You can find them refurbished or used (on many websites) for $40 or less now. Original Post: I know a lot of people have issues with the PSN being really slow with downloads, despite how fast their network may or may not be. Now, I've heard the Linksys modem (CM100, maybe the previous model too) can fix this issue. Also, I've heard that the ISP can also be the cause (throttling, perhaps? Something like that). However, here's an easy, free solution I just found that may be worth trying out. Link to guide Simply put, here are the steps: 1. Give your computer a static IP address 2. Install a specific program on your computer that allows it to act as a proxy server 3. Have the PS3 connect to that proxy server (connected via the same router) There's a video with proof. I'll definitely be trying it out when I go home for Spring Break (Comcast hates our PS3, slow PSN) to see how it works out. I also just ordered a Linksys cable modem to try out over break as well (model before the CM100...I heard they're basically the same thing). I'll let you all know how that goes as well. Hopefully some people find this useful. UPDATE: As I said I would, I have finally had the chance to follow the above steps. I can confirm that the guide can and does work. I'm now pulling 500Kb/s (estimated) download speeds over my wireless network, which is known to be slower than wired here. Either way, it's tons faster than I was getting previous over wired at home. I'll be able to test the wired speeds tomorrow. However, I had problems getting my PS3 to connect to the proxy on Vista. Maybe I choose a bad static IP or something. I tried everything (disable firewall, for one), but simply couldn't get it to work with Vista. I really don't know what it is. However, it worked right away with XP. Set the computer to a static IP, download Privoxy and set it up (takes 30 seconds). Restart the computer (I've heard that can be a problem if you don't), start Privoxy...connect to proxy with PS3. Just like the guide said. I'm wondering if Vista didn't work because it can use IPv6? I know XP doesn't...hm. Anyway, if you haven't tried it yet, do it! Once you can get it connected, which is quick and easy, you should notice a difference if you aren't already pulling 500Kb/s-1Mb/s download speeds (though it may be even faster if you have a REALLY fast network). I'm still waiting on that other modem, so I'll keep this updated.