I have a shaw nitro cable account (max 25k down). Shaw speedtests always show me around 20k...speak easy and speedtest.net show me very different results. My tests to Chicago and New York (I am in BC) are decent (over 8k usually), but my speedtests to Seattle and Vancouver (the closest locations) are around 2-3k. That is until I check on Automatically Detect Settings in my lan settings. Then my tests to Seattle and Van go soaring up to above 13k. Two techs plus everyone I have spoken to at Shaw tell me that they have no idea why, and that this setting (ADS) should be left unchecked . I was also told by sterling to uncheck this box so that they could ping my computer when I was having some software issues, because my IP was hidden or something. I do notice that my IP changes more often when the box is checked (I have a dynamic IP with Shaw but it only changes every 48 hours or something like that). So does anyone know why this is happening, and will leaving ADS checked on adversely affect my trading (ie slow my speed down or anything like that) ?