Hi, please excuse any poor computer terminology I use. Just moved into a new block of apartments that already have a LAN internet connection ( each room has a router and an ethernet cable). The office gives everyone their own IP address (the same one but the last two digits in each case differ), a Gateway no., a Preferred DNS no., and an Alternate DNS no. My ethernet port is damaged so I bought a USB/ethernet adapter and connected via this. I put in the IP address, Gateway no., and the Preferred DNS no. (these were the only ones my flatmate, who also has a mac, needed to connect in his room. It's telling me I'm connected but none of the browser pages will load, msn,yahoo messenger etc... won't open. I took my friend's computer into my room and did the same (via my etehernet adapter) and it works fine. So the problem is definitely with my computer, most likely a setting somewhere? Any ideas? I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.1. His computer is a slightly newer version.