Can someone please explain TCP flags to someone who is "network challenged." I've read the release notes and the current thread about the 1.18 release, but still don't seem to understand how the new "Prioritize small packets with these control flags" option should be set. A quick google search didn't reveal much info but I found the following: I've lamented in previous postings about how tomato doesn't throttle/prioritize incoming traffic. Others have said that enabling ACK priority, which I've left enabled in all prior firmware releases, can help alleviate this problem. As I tend to have nntp downloads (and i guess other web/http downloads in general), my goal is to have incoming nntp traffic throttled/reduced priority so that my downlink isn't saturated for web browsing and gaming (mostly valve/steam games). As it is now, browsing (which includes viewing flash videos) is noticeably slower and latency in games are much higher (300+ ms compared to 30-40) as my line is saturated (DSL with only 180 kB/s downstream). I've had to resort to hard capping nntp traffic (I'm not quite sure how to do this with http/web downloads) so that my downstream bandwidth isn't saturated. Could someone explain TCP flags? How should they be set for my give circumstances? Thanks.