First, don't know if this is even the right forum for this thread, but since I have XP on my computer, maybe you can help me. Its nothing big, but I am on cable internet using an ethernet connection (I live in apts. and every apt. has hookups, but one apt evidently has the hardware, so if that apt. loses electricity, we all lose internet). anyway, it seems like every day I come home, open my desktop, click on Firefox (and this happens with all browsers) and it starts up, but then says that it can't find my homepage (Google) and if I try to go to other websites, same thing. Like I've lost the connection. I have tried repairing the connection, but it says something like "Renewing IP Address" then sits there forever, and then says it cant do it. The only way I've found to get my connection back is to restart the computer again. Any ideas what may cause this..there's really no problem, i just hate having to restart every day.