Hi everybody, After reading some threads about proxy surfing, I got interested. I'm a newbie in this field. I have installed TfW and and got indeed a "new" IP address. I have tested this at ipid.shat.net, showmyip.com and grc ( i got the same "new" IP address at all 3 sites). Some other things I found: *surfing had become very slow *shield up test resulted in 5 OPEN ports: 22, 25, 80. 110, 113 !! Is this due to a lack of configuring ? I'm using IE. Dell Dimension 5000 P4 3.2 GHZ 1 gig memory zonealarm (free version) Kaspersky personal Giant Antispyware (=now microsoft beta) I'm using a ZyXel modem that also functions as a router.