Hi, I want to share my internet connection with another computer. I have it all set up already on dial-up, but im upgrading to ADSL soon so I want to adjust my settings, currently with the set-up, if im connected the other comp would just share my connection, if I wasnt then they would dial-up. When I get ADSL it will be through a USB modem so just the one computer will be able to connect, so i was thinking that is no probem, cept when my computer isnt on the other computer owner will have to turn my computer on to establish a connection. No problem, but the computer will boot to the welcome screen (i know i can disable this, but id prefer to keep it if i can) But the problem is, Zone Alarm dosnt start until a user logs on. I have tried setting ZA up as a services but there is a problem with the icon in the task bar when a user does log on. So the time my computer is serving the other computer, it is unprotected. So the question is, will the built in firewall in XP be running at the welcome screen? or is there a component of ZA that will be running, i remember earler versions had something called "true vector" anyone know if this will be running at the welcome screen, or even if it works like a firewall, or even if its present in ZA pro 3. Thanks for your help, i hope i have made myself clear.