Hi, I'm hoping that someone can help me, I've looked everywhere for a fix and can't get connected to the internet! I have installed a fresh copy of Win 7 x64 (6.1.7600) on a formatted hard drive. That's it!! nothing else. I can connect to my network, says i'm connected. can ping my router and google ( get between 25 and 75% loss) sometimes I can get a page up (very very rare!) Have managed to download google chrome and this doesn't work either!! I have 2 other pc's in the house that work fine (laptop running win 7 and a desktop running vista) I have updated the drivers for my NIC I have reset WINSOCK I have updated my MOBO drivers I have updated firmware on my router I have turned off windows firewall I have turned off defender I have turned off every internet security setting i could find I have renewed and tried a cable from another working PC I have kicked it (that didn't work but made me feel better!!) I'm now stuck and desperately need some help with this My set up is :- ABIT AB9 quadGT (AB9QGUC1002645 v 1.00) MOBO On board Realtek PCI GBE Family Controller, Driver version 7.11.1127.2009 Netgear DG834G v5 I think that should be all you need to know? Also I have a list of ipconfig /all and some pinging!! Many many thanks in advance to any help, Robin.