Thanks for the response..... here's my problem... I am trying to setup a direct internet connection. Right now our internet comes in through a Cisco 2600 router. The router then connects to a NetScreen 25 firewall then a managed switch. We also have an ISA server that is connected to this switch which is used as our proxy. All internet traffic is routed through the ISA server then the firewall then the router. I need to set up one direct internet connection that will bypass both the firewall and the ISA server. I plugged into the switch but couldn't get any internet without my proxy settings which doesn't help me. I also tried putting a hub between the router and firewall and plugging into that but didn't have any luck. I was also thinking of creating a separate vlan on the switch but I am not to sure on how to program the switch and tell it to route traffic in the separate vlan directly to the router (if that is even possible). The switch is a 3com superstack3 4250t. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do? Thanks in advance, Paul. -----Original Message----- From: Sullivan, Glenn [mailto:GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 2:46 PM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: ot- networking forums Right here... you can't use Win2k (at least not for much) without a network... Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I MCDBA David Clark Company Inc. _____ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Farrugia, Paul Posted At: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 2:02 PM Posted To: Windows 2000 Conversation: ot- networking forums Subject: [windows2000] ot- networking forums Does anyone know of any good message boards or list servers for networking? I have some network related issues and can't find an answer..... Thanks, Paul.