Hi, guys. I couldn't really find an answer... Is is possible that ESS's firewall could slow down a wireless internet connection? I'm currently evaluating ESS for both my laptop and my girlfriend's desktop. She asked me on the weekend if I had installed anything when I did some cleaning on her system, as her connection speed was horrible. The first thing I did was disable the firewall and that returned her to normal immediately. Now, I ask if it's possible only because that surprised me. I don't even know ESS is here on my Vista laptop. Her Desktop is running XP sp2, no other security software running/installed other than ESS. Any ideas why this would be so?? I did have her's set to automatic mode, where mine is interactive. Thanks, Shane.