In a message dated 30/09/2006 15:02:44 GMT Daylight Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes: I can do that but I was hoping that there might be a clue, in the Active Ports lists for the two computers, as to why one will connect and the other won't. Gerry, I have a whole list of local ports, but if you are having connection problems you need to look at the remote list. This should give you a clue, but you will need to go through the connection set up routine to get it properly established. In my list I can see the AOL software in the process column, AOL is my ISP. I guess you will see something similar on the working machine, and it not listed on the non-working machine. Frank T.