Hi, I have a problem with my internet access at home. I recently upgraded my computer and have just started using W7 for the first time. My home internet runs through a laptop running Windows XP with dial-up access and ICS turned on. The network from my computer looks like this: Windows 7 ------> Windows XP (Gateway) ------> Internet Since I started using the computer there were issues with the network icon changing between full connectivity and no internet access at various times. Yesterday this resulted in the oddest issue - no internet access so I couldn't use the browser to access anything, and yet Steam was able to access the internet and update itself. I'm running Win 7 Pro on an i7 930, 4Gb RAM, plenty of HDD space. My antivirus is Microsoft Security Essentials. If there are any ideas on how to set up this kind of network I'd love to hear them (apart from the obvious one of getting a real internet connection - that is not possible where I live at present). Any and all other ideas or help will be greatly appreciated.