I am using a cable modem connection. Knowing that there is a lag in time between XP OS making internet connection, and Sygate's firewall taking the control. Some unprotected dangerous time there !!! For that reason I think it should be safer like this: 1. I unplug my cable modem power cord and then do a startup or a restart. 2. After all is running properly, I connect the cable modem's power cord. Internet still not working, but I go and sign out the user I am. 3. Log back in, and voila, all is working. Any comments of my procedure, recommended?