i have stated the facts. read them again if needs be, they are not that subtle nor nuanced.<br><br>furthermore, this is all quite academic... TCP/IP pref's can, without a shadow of a doubt, become corrupted for any number of reasons... whether one specifies one's ISP DNS numbers in the TCP/IP control panel or not! and now i suppose you'll say you wouldn't argue with that, after you previously stated you weren't here to argue... heh heh<br>