Hi folks, Got this very weird problem I hope you can help me with: Got a PC (running WinXP SP2) connected to an Alcatel ADSL router. I Also use the ZoneAlarm Firewall. The other day I upgraded ZA's version (something I do all the time), and suddenly my PC wouldn't receive an IP address from the modem (via DHCP) any more. The network connection icon showed the limited connection sign (telling me there was a problem renewing my IP address). This repeated also after shutting down ZA, and even after uninstalling it! I can tell this is not the modem's problem, as besides the timing of the problem, I connected a laptop to the modem, and it got the IP address ok and connected to the internet. The weirdest thing happened when I tried setting up a fixed address to this port: The modem responded to my ping, but I still couldn't see the modem's HTML home page in my browser, and still couldn't connect to the internet as well. Furthermore, the ping command to the modem (done in the command prompt) showed "pinging _o ..." (or some other gibberish) instead of "pinging <ip-address>". I checked all the details in the Local Area Network properties dialog, and everything seemed in order. Does anyone here have any idea WTF is going on there? What else should I check? D.