Bodi Your problems are almost certainly ISP related. Recently Plusnet as been an absolute pain. To connect I've been using "Conection Keeper" set to "auto connect". then do something else until I eventually get a connection. Not an ideal situation, but i'm getting fed up of changing ISPs, they all seem to be much of a sameness. I have several friends who use AOL, they do not have any problems whatsoever. However this is one ISP I don't want to use.