to be certain if it is your pc or something else you can do a trace to see how many hops there are between you and the server and how long it takes to reach the servers by doing the following:
On your computer, go to Start, then to Programs, and open MS-DOS Prompt (it should be a black screen), then type in:
and click enter.
From here I have 16 hops in around 65ms (www.criticaldance.com
is the old server)
Then try typing:
c:\windows\tracert forum.criticaldance.com and click enter.
For that URL I have 18 hops in about 87ms.
This is the new server where the forum has moved to.
This test means that I'm a little further than before, so it's a little slower. It depends on where you are situated in the world, for me it doesn't make much difference, and usually less the 20 hops is ok. If there are more you may get timed out if you use a slow connectivity like a 28,8k modem.
hope this help
<small>[ 08-08-2002, 10:19: Message edited by: jyt ]</small>