If you are using a dial up connection to connect to cable company and are
getting slow downloads with Win 98...here's what helped me:
Here's what to do--
Control Panel-network-dial up adapter-properties-advanced-ip packet size ***
CHANGE TO LARGE***and reboot.
I am now getting 35 kbs. This makes some sense as in the automatic setting
it reads the 28 or 56 k modem and not the Ethernet card. By changing packet
size to large your getting the whole magilla.