I have no internet conncetion with windows XP. Everything looks like it is working, internet and network settings are good. I went into the command prompt and used ipconfig /all It gives me an IP address, we are using WOW cable connection and I have a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter... It says.... Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter: Media State: Media disconnected does this mean my ethernet card is bad? I then cannot do any ipconfig /release or ipconfig /renew because it is disconnected. I am very much an amatuer and was just trying everything I found in the forums. thanks in advance for the help!!!