Here is my quandary, I use Win XP Pro, and when I go into the Network connections folder from the start menu or the control panel, there is NOTHING there at all. No icons period. I've got cable and a D-link ethernet card. If I go into device manager, it shows up, along with the 1394 connection from the Audigy. The internet works just fine, I'm confused. Oh, I wanted to know as the shortcut allows you to modify settings for the firewall program built into XP. I don't have the $$$ right now to buy anything better. Is there a better way to get into the firewall options? Any help would be muchly appreciated. Thank you kindly.