Hi all, I just purchased a Hawking Technology BroadBand Booster and I can see a marked improvement in VMK play especially in HM and Pirates games. Newegg.com is offering it for 25$ with a 10$ rebate right now so for a small amount of money and in under 10 min of setup time I'm getting a much better experience from VMK. (at least a lot less lag... the annoying people are still there nothing can save us from that! )
What is is: Its a small network device that sits between your cable modem/ADSL modem and your computer/cable router, that uses a combination of techniques to improve performance up to 400% according to their website: http://www.hawkingtech.com/products/...=80&ProdID=216
I did have to upgrade the firmware, not a big deal just follow the directions, and it works for me. I do not own stock in them or newegg but a friend turned me on to it and I thought I would pass along the favor to my fellow MiceChatters! If your are in a congested broadband network like I am (comcast) it seems to make a big difference.