Hi, I use a VPN connection to my school to access on their file server. The VPN connection works fine, but I have some other problems. When I am connected to the VPN I am unable to do things like browse the internet, get e-mail, etc. I have tried switching the Network Port order around in System Preferences, but it does not change anything. When I go to the Network settings in System Preferences in the status it says that I am connected to the Internet by the VPN. In XP I can go into the network properties and uncheck the box that says "Use The Default Gateway" and the Internet works fine then. Also, another problem, I am unable to authenticate with the file server on my Mac, but I can on my XP box. Also, I have to enter the IP address of the file server, to even get the log-in box to come up. If I enter the name I get error code 36 "Some data could not be read or written. The file server is running 2000 Advanced Server I believe. Thanks in advance for your help on both of these issues. RexTheMacFan Edit: I forgot to tell you I am running Mac OS X 10.3.2 with all of the updates installed on an iBook 900mhz connected to the Internet through an Airport card and D-Link router.