I don't know Onspeed, but it sounds as if it may have corrupted somethin in your OE setup. First check to make sure your OE setting s are correct. In OE, goto <Tools><Internet Options> and select the <Connections> tab. Make sure that the correct option has been selected i.e. for Broadband 'Never dial a connection' or, for dial-up 'Always dial my default connection'. If this is correct, then there may be something in Onspeed itself. I can only suggest either removing it (if you don't need it) or using it to load up OE and then switching it off as required.