Hello, While I am in CA, I was helping my brother with his Dell computer, to get it re attached to the network (He had every version of spyware on his comp possible, so I formatted and reinstalled everything). He is connected to a router that is connected to cable internet. Anyway, the problem is that the "net work status" will show the link is connected, then disconnected, then connected, etc etc. It will stay connected for about 3 seconds, then say it was "unplugged", then say it is connected again, cycling every 3 seconds into eternity. I tried mimicking the settings for the other computers on the network and nothing seems to help. I know there is a simple solution for this as I have dealt with this problem before, but it has been a while. Any help is appreciated.