well, I useally got 32kb/s when I was on dial up,
to check what your speed is -
At the bottom right on the toolbar will be a picture of 2 monitors if you are connected, and two monitors with an x through them if you are not.
When you are connected put your mouse pointer over the two monitors, not clicking, and it will tell ya
with dial up I usually got 32 and SOMETIMES 40 kb/s
Keep in mind dial up s*c*s
with a cat5 I get 100 MBPS thats Mega.. you get Kila
with wireless care (my dad has) he gets 11 MBPS
so as you can see, wired is alot better than wireless...