Happy Friday - I'm helping a person who just got a Dell notebook with XP on it set up ICS(internet connection sharing) and am having some problems that maybe someone else has run into.. The notebook has a connection through a PCMCIA card to a DSL line, it's built in adapter is hooked into a hub with one other computer. Setting ICS up wasn't a problem, and once it's running, everything works as it should. The problem comes when the machine gets rebooted, it forgets the settings that it had(sharing), and the external interface won't share the connection. Specifically, when the computer reboots, I open the my networking places(or whatever its called). The outside connection is greyed out(disabled) as normal when it first boots. When I right click on it, and say 'connect' it connects just fine to the DSL and the laptop is able to see the internet, but doesn't remember the settings the ICS wizard gave it. It gives the status of the connection as 'enabled', but not 'shared'. The wack thing is when I rerun the wizard and set up ICS again, it works just fine... Untill I reboot. MS Tech "support" was seriously a joke.(but thats a different story) Anyone else ever ran into a problem like this? Thanks :) .djc.