AHA!!! that makes a lot of sense. So maybe a more fair test would be if I tell it to stick to P2? Because otherwise, the pactor modem as you point out is always going to beat the signalink because it has superior techniques. There is something about superior gear......it beats inferior gear. A monitor who had a BETTER signal would be in a better position, of course. And a modest network would arrange that. THanks! that explains a lot.