Here's an interesting problem. I'm running Zonealarm on my system. As of a few days ago, I started having problems connecting to the web after letting my computer sit for awhile. If I shut down Zonealarm, everything works again. BTW-the automatic lock on Zonealarm is off. I have a cable modem connected to a Linksys router. The router has a firewall built in but I've been using it with Zonealarm for over a year with no problems. I like using the software firewall as well since it gives me control over outbound internet access. I guess I could just run with the hardware firewall in the router but this is just kinda weird. I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas.