i was reading around about how cable companies put caps on their modems. well i have my own modem(its actually the same model as what the cable company uses; a motorola sb5100). would it be illegal to uncap my own modem, or is the modem even capped since it was bought at a store? also, ive noticed that after a complete windows reinstall(sp1) the average speeds i get are much higher; around 700-1000kb/s; and have peaked to 2500kb/s. after a few weeks(installing more programs, etc.), it slows down. now my speeds are around 350kb/s down, 47kb/s up. you guys think its just software or computer speed thats controlling the connection speed?