Hubby just got himself a 64 bit Windows 7 machine from Dell. He's been having trouble staying on line. After several loud arguments I finally convinced him that the source of his problem had to be in his pc, not our router or home network which has been running fine for several years. Vonage phone works fine, my XP Pro& Home machines aren't having any connectivity issues. My only experiece with Windows 7 has been running the network trouble shooter on HIS pc and changing the type of network from "Public" to "Home". Also trurned off the power saving feature on the network card. If my technically challenged spouse gets booted offline again should I look at the Windows settings for his network card or should I get on a Dell board to find out if anyone else is having isues with that card/chipset/mobo? Hubby is a hardcore gamer and gets very upset when he loses his connection. He thinks it's caused by my occasional bittorent download of British T/V shows.