I have a friend who is trying to connect a pc and a laptop via cable modem and a switch. Both are on XP. After some hassle, he rang NTL (cable company) and finally managed to get the PC online, after they released and renewed the IP. All is well with the pc, but now the laptop is showing "Little or no connectivity". I suggested he try to repair the LAN connection, but it simply comes back with the same message. I suggested he try cmd ip release and renew, but nothing seems to work. All the cables are new and work, the switch works fine. Does anyone have any "*****'s guide" type suggestion for the pair of us *****s please? We would both be very grateful! Cheers! I should state that the laptop has been online there recently, and I had it running off my LAN here too.