Thanks to my brillian brother, our linksys router is fried. Actually, im not positive it was anything he caused, but the router fried after he plugged it in from one surge protector to another. Anyways, i setup a hub for right now, so at least all the computer can get onto the internet but the win98se computers are having problems, however my winxp computer had no problems whatsoever. When i go into winipcfg and go to release/release all it will freeze. Why would this be the case? If i go to renew/renew all nothing happens and i still get the ip address with the prefix 169.x.x.x, meaning that it can't find the router. Any ideas why i cant release/release all? Thanks!