For my sins I have to make a VPN connection to earn my daily crust. Normally this works in a throroughly uninterrupted fashion - IE I make the connection, I work, I get tired - (play UT2k maybe) - break the connection and go eat drink sleep... BUT lately the blasted VPN connection is dropping like the proverbial fly - sometimes barely staying up long enough for me to complete my remote logins and start work! I spoke to the freephone helpline and their story is that VPN is "not officially supported" for my DSL service on the basis that I get a dynamic IP address. But by my technical knowledge this is assigned at the time I make a connection to the service and should remain stable for duration of any VPN session within that. Given I use a router I have probably had my current IP for about 41 days and some anyway! I am going to talk to someone more technically aware from my IP shortly - and this may result in my changing IP which would not be a bad thing but is a hassle and I have to try to make sure it happens seamlessly - but in the meanwhile I thought I would see if anyone here cared to backup or disprove this theory of VPN dropping unexpectedly. And if it has nothing to do with dynamic IP what else could I look at? Any help or advice or links will definitely get rep. points - downtime like this costs me £'s!