I have heard of problems with connection time-out times and bit torrent. QOS charts seem to be filled with old connections. Suddenly this question occurred to me; Why does my router need to hold connections open ? What is being accomplished ? The CAT5 cable does not hold connections open, so why should my router ? The communication is between my PC and the server on the Internet. With the normal settings, my QOS chart shows my connections to google long after I have closed the page. Why ? What purpose is being served ? I got creative, and set every field, all 12 of them in "Advanced - Conn Track" to a value of ONE. I got errors on 3 fields, which did accept a value of 10. I am posting this now with every field except those 3 set to a value of one. The QOS charts are now VERY responsive and accurate ! Before I log into the routers at the hotels that I administer and do the same, can somebody tell me why I should not ? Would it have a negative impact on the router's ability to shape traffic ? Edit - It may be my imagination, or maybe my intoxication level, but page load times and general internet response seems to be noticeably snappier. My streaming radio station is working fine......... Jon is cool. He delivers options. No other software has 12 timing fields to play with !!