Accessing the web was fairly quick on my linux laptop, and I eventually managed to get PPTP tunneling working to the office.
Unfortunately my wife's XP laptop is struggling to acheive the internet performance of a dialup modem.
Very puzzling as we have a small LAN of 2 laptops and a netgear 4 way ADSL modem/router/firewall. The ADSL is connected fine and I can use the internet just fine from my laptop.
Once again Windows XP is making life a pain, I really wish we had got a Mac rather than a HP PC with a ton of crap and badly configured XP.