Yep, I finally got rid of dial up....so my question is security. I have a 3.2, 512, 80 giger here and I use eztrust firewall (zonealarm) and antivir prem.... I went to grc.com and did a basic test but I failed becuase my computer received a ping. Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet. Most personal firewalls can be configured to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests in order to better hide systems from hackers. This is highly recommended since "Ping" is among the oldest and most common methods used to locate systems prior to further exploitation. So I would guess no software firewall stops this then huh? I need a router?