Ok, WTF. I thought I knew every damn thing, and could troubleshoot / diagnose anything, but this one makes my brain hurt. One of my clients has a newer Dell WinXP Home machine that is connected to a Direcway satellite broadband connection through a router. (Yes, Direcway is the devil) Every time she boots, everything works like it should, until the computer sits idle for a few hours. Then, no internet. 404's, email servers don't respond, it's like she just unplugged. No amount of me fiddling can fix it, unless I restart the machine. Then, voila, back to normal. The other machines on the small network aren't having any problems, so I suspect it is the machine, or the settings therein, that is fucked. Any guidance on what to look for? Something I am not thinking of here? I suspect it is a DNS / Static IP issue, but why not with the other machines? *inserts gun into mouth* Anybody who replies with decent, usable advice gets a PM'd link to some sweet pr0n that is currently hosted. GO!