Were located on an island in Lake of the Woods, Ont. Canada. I use an Mac Air with the latest OS while my wife uses an HP with Windows 7. We have a satellite internet connection through Xplornet, a Canadian based satellite service that is offered through the Hughes Network. Weve had this service for the last several years and had no problems until now. However, for the last several weeks weve been finding it impossible to connect to any web site that requires a password such as gmail.com, yahoo.com, any banks or brokerage houses that we normally connect with. We are able to connect easily and quickly with sites that do not require a password such as Bloomberg or various newspapers. I spent a lot of time on the phone with the Xplornet techs and they say the signal to our satellite receiver is strong. Therefore they thought the problem might lie with the modem connected to the receiver. Thinking that might be the problem Ive gone over to my neighbors and used his internet service. (Hes on the island next to me which is about ⅛ to ¼ mile away. He uses a internet service provided by the local cell phone provider that uses a modem Rogers Rocket Hub modem which indicates it is manufactured by NetComm. I had no difficultly at all using his system. I borrowed his equipment and hooked it up at my place. However, the same problem persists that Ive had with the satellite service. I tried switching Ethernet cables and connecting directly to both the satellite modem and the cell modem but that has no effect either. We werent having this problem in May with the satellite as it has only developed in the past few weeks. Our weather up here has been unusual in that weve had SE winds almost every day (prevailing wind is W or N) plus overcast skies for serveral weeks and lots of rain. What puzzles me the most about this is the ability to get some internet service but secured web sites. I do get full service at my neighbors but not at my place under the same weather conditions but not at my place (His cabin faces South while mine faces East) Has anyone else ever had this kind of a problem and been able to figure out why? Or some idea why this might be happening?