Hello all, I have learned alot from this site but I still have one problem with my system. Everytime I reboot my network is inoperative. I have to go into my device manager and disable the network card and then enable the card and my connection works great. I am running XP pro, with a realtek FA311 network card. I connect through a linksys router (BEFSR41) to my cable modem. I tryed reseting the network properties, turning off the firewall, and assigning an IP all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing, during boot the system hangs after going to the desktop. I think it is looking for an IP but just can't find it. I tri-boot this system between linux, winME, and XP, the other two systems have no comflicts and work great. Thank you for any help or ideas.