grrrrrrrrr. Heres the problem: I start my computer. It loads. it works. i play WC3, or I come here. THEN all of a sudden the internet stops working and i get disconnected from whatever I was doing. Nothing works to fix this. I restart. The computer, right before the login screen, gives me a bluescreen and the spinning beachball for about 2 minutes. THen when I finally logon, the net still wont work. Heres my system: 500MHZ G4 256m RAM OSX 10.1.5 I have my computer connected to a hub which is uplinked to a Linksys router. The router goes to the cable modem. I pinged my printserver and router OK, but I can't ping anything else on the WWW. This problem with my modem is sporadic, and it seems to go away (sometimes) if I reset the power to it. I heard something about a major link point for my cable company going down somewhere, but I don't know if that's why my modem can't connect to the outside. Right now the WWW works but my packet loss is through the roof- around 50%. someone please advise me!