hey guys, ive been having random internet connection issues for the past year or so...they were bad, but now theyre not so bad. I unchecked the "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option in my network device properties, and since then the drop-outs have become less frequent. i was talking to a mate about this and he said i might be over-loading my phone line. I have one line at my house, and it is feeding 2 phones, 1 foxtel/pay tv, and my ADSL modem. so thats 4 devices on 1 line. At all the outlets there are ADSL/phone line splitters. Do you think that this could be the cause of my problem? how many devices and you use on 1 line? any help is much appreciated. cheers. ps: i didnt know which board to post this thread on, so i hope i made the right choice.