Grrrrrr.. I am becoming increasinly frustrated by my system regarding connecting to the internet. I connect through freeserve anytime, and usually manage to get straight through. The problem I have is that if I have disconnected from the net, when I later reconnected, although the connection is okay (little bubble message tells me this is so!) I cannot access any pages through explorer, and outlook express cannot find my mail server account. If I restart XP then reconnect, everything is okay again! I am getting fed up with restarting the system, does anybody know any possible causes/fixes. I am running Zone-Alarm pro firewall, but I can't see that this would cause the effect mentioned. Any comments greatly recieved.