Reading other posts I have been given the impression that Windows 7 is not too good at streaming. I'm not too au fait with all the information on the subject but I think I'm not dumb. So tell me, why when I stream audio - like a radio station on line - does my computer keep losing the 'stream'? I have increased the size of the buffer considerably and this helps a little but now and then I get what Firefox calls the sound of silence! I usually stream (is that the right phrase?) while I am working with another application and I suspect there is some conflict between the two. Sometimes my computer even loses the netgear adapter and this happens if I am playing a game. I have W7/64 bit, AMD Phenom II x2 3.1 Ghz, 8GB Ram and a Sapphire 5000 series graphic card.