Hello, Thanks for taking the time to look at my post, and attempt to help. I really appreciate this. System Specs Operating System: Windows XP Pro (SP2) Motherboard: abit nForce Series IN9 32X-Max Bios: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Processor: Intel Core Quad 2 Q6600 Network Adapter: ADMtek-AN983 based ethernet adapter - IP: 169.254.183.91 - Gateway: 169.254.183.91 - DHCP: 255.255.255.255 The problems started as soon as I set up my computer, which has been about a year ago or so. The problems I believe lead to the motherboard, sometimes it won't boot unless I use the fail-safe etc. I had many issues with the internet connection which I fixed by using fail-safe and flashing bios, and rebooting. That would cause it to detect the connection and it would work. The problem now is the same, I cannot get connected no matter what I try. One thing that I noticed is that I will get receive packets, but no send, and the lights on the back of the computer flash as if it is getting a connection, but on the modem the PC activity is solid. I've tried a lot of different things which I will list below. (Note: I'm connected directly to the modem, no router or firewalls.The connection works as I have hooked up the modem to my laptop with the same cables, so this leads me to believe it is my computer that is the issue.) - Tried cycling through power on the modem, and rebooting. - Tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew, this resulted in "An error occurred while renewing the interface Local Area Connection 7 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out" - Tried ipconfig /flushdns - Tried enabling and disabling the connection - Tried repairing the connection - Tried two different wires, one being a CAT5E and another being a CAT5, no crossovers. - Tried pinging loopback 127.0.0.1 no loss so I figure my NIC card works. - Tried manual ip config - iffy about this -Tried winsock fix program - Tried netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh winsock reset + reboot -Tried netsh int ip reset - Tried going to bios and loading failsafes several times End of list If there's anything else anyone can suggest I would really appreciate the help, I'm at a loss here.. I don't know what to do. Thanks for taking the time to read.