I can understand your pain. I'm lucky to have my own comp online, I used to share too. DSL is great girl, not only can your roommate be online, but you can at the same time. The download spead is awesome. The upload lacks a bit it still beats the hell out of dial up. All you really have to do is get the network card and hook your comp to his DSL box. There should be like 4 computer hook ups. The only problem is getting the wire from his box to your comp. We drilled holes in the walls and stuff. I dunno if you can do that. We have all 6 comps online. (My bro rigged it, shhhh) We're only supposed to have 4.<P>hehehe, take the phone and toss it out the window. Or use my method. If I can't find the phone, I unplug the reciever. If someone was on the phone they aren't anymore, hehehe. And the next time you want the bathroom shut the hot water off... Well that only works if they are in the shower. I'd just turn a fire alarm on if I had to go too bad.
I just asked my bro about your comp problem, he was wondering if your roommates still have a dial up acount? If not, there's no way you'll get on through dial up, you'll HAVE to get DSL in order to get on the internet. But that sounds like it'll solve your problem about getting online. You can be on the phone and on your comp all at once. I highly suggest it. Anyways, hope that helps! Later,<P>Jennet