My regular computer is a Dell Dimension 3000. It’s running XP with Service Pack 2. I have McAffe anti-virus that I downloaded from AOL. I also just acquired a Dell Inspirion 600M laptop. It also has Xp and SP2 and I also have McAffe on the laptop. I have my regular computer hooked to Comcast broadband internet through a Motorola surfboard modem. I hook the laptop to the regular computer using a cat5 cable. The problem is that when I am on the laptop and someone else gets on the reg computer (and connects to the internet)...I get kicked off the internet and cannot connect again until the other person gets off. I feel like I am doing something wrong on the most basic level. (duh) If there is anyone that can lend some advice, that would be cool. Ps: I just found that it is when someone signs onto AOL, that I get kicked off. It is fine if they just open IE, but sign onto AOL and poof!