I have had this problem for a while now, and really would like to get it resolved! Basically I seem to have an issue with my internet connections. It seems like only Internet Explorer can connect to the internet even though my connection is fine. I first noticed it with firefox - I used to use firefox and then one day it gave me an "unable to connect" message. I'm pretty sure it happened after I updated Windows, but I could be wrong. I switched to IE and that worked fine. Then I tried to download the mac internet browser AND the new google chrome because I figured it was a problem with firefox, but it happened with both of those too! Firefox does not work even in safemode. THEN I noticed it with updates. I couldn't update things like the flashplayer. It would say 'network error' and that it couldn't connect, and to check my connection. Same thing with updates with Windows Media player. I was able to get around this by turning the settings on IE down to medium, and unchecking the 'enable protected mode' box under tools/options/security. But this didn't help with any of the other programs. I wanted to run the NBC HD program that lets you download HD shows, but it is giving me the same kind of error message to check my internet connection. I figure this is a problem with some kind of security setting or firewall. I am running: Vista. Regular Windows firewall. Symantec Virus Software. That's all I know about - except for this SafeConnect Client the university made me download but the problem started way before that. This happens at home or at school so it's not my specific wireless connection. Does anyone have any idea what the problem here is?? I would appreciate any help, it's really annoying... Thank you!