Hello! I'm here because I'm desperately seeking some help on this issue which I've been battling with for a week to no avail. I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop that has a serious problem with ethernet connections. If I connect to the web via ethernet, my laptop will eventually freeze. Sometimes it can be minutes, sometimes it can be hours, but if I leave it on long enough, it will happen. By "freeze", I mean the keyboard will stop responding, followed a few seconds by the mouse. The HDD then goes crazy for a bit (as if it's making a memory dump, although none is made), before clicking off. The only way to get out is a hard reset. Networking directly with a crossover cable to another PC doesn't cause this issue. The laptop has absolutely no issues whatsoever connecting wirelessly and will happily work on a WiFi connection. I have tried absolutely everything I can think of. I've reinstalled all my network drivers, motherboard drivers, upgraded my BIOS, changed ethernet cables, changed router, tried running in safe mode to see if it happens there (which it does), tried different browsers, disabled all other unnecessary hardware and tried disabling all unnecessary protocols (IPv6 etc etc). Absolutely nothing has worked and it's driving me round the bend! #!# I've searched google for goodness knows how long and nowhere seems to have a solution, so I'm here to ask all you intelligent ladies and gents as to what you think it could be. I'm on Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2 with a Marvell Yukon 88E8040 ethernet card. Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 3GB RAM. Thanks for any help you offer!