Since when is a break unwanted? Very rarely....and since this happened - and its probably one the only times I did not want break...and playing online with out an internet question is just not the same and in some cases/sites it would be impossible - for real money especially. Well...my wired internet connection kept dropping or not come up at all...after unsuccessful attempts to resolve the issue be troubleshooting the settings within Vista and talking to my ISP support - i decided to purchase a network card to replace the onboard NIC. Result? Negative. I even tried re-installing Vista and whatever else that I could I think of to check or configure. The new system board that I had upgraded to just a few months back was determined to be defective - GRRRR! Swapped in a newer and better system board - YAAA! and after loading all the necessary updates and drivers I can now write what I am writing now and actually have it posted.