Hi, I wanted to ask the best way of dealing with a problem I'm having with my AOL dialler failing to connect the first two or three attempts. It then connects correctly after that. The reason (I think) for the connection failing is that some UDP packets are being blocked. Most are being sent to AOL. The following lists who owns each IP address range (ie. if it lies in between it belongs to them): 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 -> Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 -> AOL 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 -> AOL 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 -> RIPE I'm guessing it fails the first couple of times because LnS is blocking a UDP packet to AOL, but I don't understand why it would then connect the third/fourth time. Any ideas ? What is the best way to set up LnS so it will connect first time ? Please can you give detailed instructions on exactly what needs to be set. Attached is the log of the three attempts. Thanks for your help. PS. I'll be switching to Phant0m's rule set soon because I am paranoid, so I'll probably post again about that if I have any problems. I'll also try to document it to produce a tutorial for using them. However, my knowledge of firewall related stuff is limited so any corrections/suggestions would be welcome.