I dont really think that this is a XP concern..but I wanted to pick some brains on this one. I have ADSL thru Earthlink. I have used ppoe and now rasppoe. Problem has existed on both methods. DHCP addy. About once every 5 hours my connection either drops or data transmissions completely halt for about 1 minutes and will resume. Thats really it in a nutshell..but its consistent. Has anyone dealt with this type of situation before?