I call upon those more intelligent than i to assist with my headache! I am loving the windows 7 system, moving straight from XP, but just a couple of niggles. Everytime i reboot my pc my internet connection dies and displays 'local connection only'. This is with both or either my wireless network or wired ethernet connected. I assume there is nothing wrong with my hardware as once i do my usual workaround as below it all works again, until i shut down / reset. My current workaround is 1. Reset the router ( Thompson speedtouch AOL rebadge) 2. Reset the windows firewall to default. 3. Run my aol installer cd in compatibility mode for vista. Voila back on again, but sometimes i have trouble seeing my Network attached storage drive at this point. therefore my hardware must all be ok??? Once i reset i can still connect to my nas drive no probs, but all i get is local access only?? I have searched the forums and google and appears there are a lot of problems, and various efforts, but nothing definate. My efforts have been, 1. Disabling the IP6V both in the adapter settings, and the regedit version. 2. Disabling the firewall 3. Disabling the norton antivirus 4. both the above together 5. reset the router after all the above 6. reset the pc after all the above I am no expert, but convinced that Windows is resetting something that the aol installer corrects to gain this internet access, everytime i reboot. Network diagnostics never succeed, and usually come back with adapter not having a valid ip address? Current PC specs Windows 7 public Beta 6.1.7000 64 bit Intel Q6600 Asus p5QL-Pro motherboard 4 gig crucial memory sata 2 hdd drive ide NAS network attached storage on board gigabit lan network adapter, latest drivers installed. linksys b/g wireless network adapter. Please can anyone assist?