It runs awesome in DOSBOX.
VB isn't something Sun made themselves anyway, they bought it.
Here at work we have Sprint T1s, and sure enough, http://www.cogentco.com/ (among other things) isn't working. [Traceroute to the IP shows that it gets to the first Sprint router and then dies.]
SSH into my home box and try there (I have Comcast), and it works fine.
We'll have to look at our SLA to find out what we can do (this is UNACCEPTABLE. Period.)