OK, I'm an idiot. Just thought I'd get that out. I was using wireless in a hotel earlier this week. I launched finder and saw another macbook user appear in my connections. Huh? So I verified my file sharing was disabled, but I wasnt comfortable with the connection. Quick Google search says this intrusion is due to Bonjour, that its not an optional setting in Snow Leopard. Another link offers me the opportunity to disable Bonjour if I run a script in terminal. http://tech.karbassi.com/2007/11/06/leopard-turn-off-bonjour-mdnsresponder/ You can see this coming a mile away, right? Like I said, I'm an idiot. i ran the reverse script with no luck. i can connect via dhcp fine through airport or ethernet, but I cant launch Safari or Firefox. Mail works. Web services dont. Diagnostics is no help. I dont have a Time machine restore point. Do I have to reinstall the OS? i've already searched this and other forums. Sorry if this was addressed last week in a huge thread, cause I missed that too. Please help an idiot Mac brother out and tell me how to ungunk this!