I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that I just reloaded Windows XP Pro SP 2 on. All the drivers have been installed using the lastest software drivers from the Dell site. The NIC is an Intell Pro 100 VE. When I connect the network cable from my LInksys WRT54GX4 I get a very sporadic connection. From my working computer, I ping the 3000 and may get one successful reply out of the four attempts. The connection will not allow the 3000 out to the Internet. I have swapped the cable going into my working computer with the 3000 and still no luck. I have disabled the XP SP2 firewall on the NIC and still nothing. I have even installed a PCI NIC (Linksys) and that did not work either. The onboard NIC will receive an IP address from the router and that is about all it will do. I also tried plugging the cable from the modem directly into the 3000 bypassing the router and I still could not connect to the Internet.