I'm currently at uni and am using my room ethernet connection point to access the internet. Internet access is fast (not sure of the exact speed) and so my problems shouldn't be due to slow connection speeds. I'm not particularly good when it comes to describing stuff like this so I apologise if what I'm describing isn't at all clear! Ok, here it goes: Connection is fine in that I can access most internet sites. Those that I'm having problems with so far are; my .Mac address, my Hotmail account, retailers websites (when it comes to going to the checkout and paying for goods), and my online banking (Barclays Bank). And so, I came to the conclusion that it was 'secure' sites that I was having problems with, but my Yahoo e-mail address is fine... Possibly related is the fact that I cannot access iChat. Rendezvous semi-works, in that I can see people's names but cannot hold conversations with them, but iChat does not even show my usual contacts. This is how it looks: I'm also having a problem with MSN Messenger in that it takes ages to sign in (approx 3-4 minutes) and then once signed in I can only hold a conversation for approximately 5 minutes until I'm unceremoniously signed out without warning When using iTunes I have a list of names under 'Shared Music' but I am unable to access their collections. I've double clicked on each name/collection and a new iTunes window opens up, but it times out and shuts the new window after a minute or so... I know for a fact that other users (on PC's) are not suffering these problems, and so I was hoping that you guys' would be able to offer me some guidance... I'm using a fully up-to-date (software wise) PB 1.25 installed with the revised 10.2.8 (hopefully receiving Panther tomorrow! ). Any help would be gratefully received!