I use my works laptop at home now (XP SP2) Its uses centrino technology. When i connect to my wireless (11mbs) i get the network + internet (slowly), but if i connect may network cable in, i dont get access to the net? even though the proxy is switched off... any ideas? i still have access to my network (workgroup at home), just dont know why? everything is running at 100mb, although my card is 10/100/1000 in the laptop, it should limit to 100mbs (just like at work) another strange thing is, when i want to browse my network via network places, it keeps crashing, i have to got to run -> \\comptname\ Any ideas? and/or need more info?