If i start comp. with external modem on i have to wait 30-40 seconds before i can open anything on my desktop. If i start with modem off i don't have that problem, but when i turn it on i still have to wait that same amount of time for it to be ready. Never had this problem with other OS. Anything i can do so i start with modem on and take right off? That time setting there sucks. I called swbell and they didn't know anything! I have swbell dsl service with dynamic address.