I'm currently on winter break from school so I'm at my parents house. There is a problem on this computer with its internet connection, I'll describe it. Internet Explorer opened The window to dial up opens, I click connect. It connects at 52,000bps (normal for this computer) Now at any time the problem occurs: I will click a link and it will come up "page cannot be displayed", the same page I believe that opens if you click work offline on a page that you don't have in cache. Normally AIM will continue to work once this occurs, but opening up Opera does not fix the problem, and since they use different engines I don't believe this to be a problem only with how IE deals with the internet. Another thing I have noticed, it seems to happen more when a page is loading up and I hit stop and then click a link. It doesnt' do it all the time when I do that, but that seems to bring it on, although this may just be a concidence. Another possibly important observation... I was dialing up today and while it was connecting I hit stop, and then went to favorites for the forums, I also opened up AIM while it was dialing up and as soon as the connection was established I got the page cannot be loaded and AIM said a connection with the server could not be established. I have not tried to ping any servers, guess I should have done that, I'll update this post once it happens again and I feel like trying to get online again. Now when this all happens, its not as simple as just closing the browser and disconnecting from the internet and then dialing up again. In order to fix it the computer must be restarted as far as I have found out. System Specs: IE 6.0.2800.1106 Windows ME (haven't been to windowsupdate in about a month and a half, yeh I should probably do that, but dial up is so slow...) PII 300Mhz 192Megs RAM I probably will have the time tonight to go to windowsupdate, but in the meantime if any suggestions other than that could be offered I'd appriciate it.