Hi. I currently have a Winmodem (HSP Micromodem) and have a very hard time playing games online and just using the internet in general. (Pings in excess of 500 at all times and browsers loading very slowly compared to other modems of the same speed.) I had a friend come take a look at my comp and he changed some settings on my connection and some other stuff and concluded that I might need a newer version of winsock. He said that the winmodem was probably to blame for this. I looked at the version I have now and its 188.8.131.52 and I was told that I would need 4.00.950. So how exactly do I go about changing the version of winsock on my computer? I looked on microsofts site and there was only an update for win95. I installed XP Service pack and looked on google but didn't find much. I would really aprecciate if someone could help.