I've found that when I try to use Winmx through a charter cable connection I have similar problems to everyone else. It's also the same with Limewire and Shareaza. However, if I start Winmx on a dial-up connection, I get tons of results and I can download any song I want at top speed (atleast top speed for dial-up). I called charter and talked to a supervisor as well as someone who was in charge of their security. They both denied that charter did any sort of port blocking or packet shaping. After that I decided to give cable one more try and downloaded Ares, with their service I was finally able to download again. The problem is they don't have as good of a selection as Winmx. I have to assume that if charter is telling the truth then there has to be something causing problems for Winmx on a broadband connection which doesn't affect Ares.