I have verizon DSL. I don't have a router. Occaisionally, I hook up my laptop and never had a problem, but last week, I couldn't connect. I was just swapping cables on the back of the DSL modem.TI thought the DSL modem might be going out. I called Verizon, and they had me go (on my desktop pc) to run-type incmd and enter. Then type in ipconfig (space)/release. Then enter. Then disconnect the cable and hook it up to my laptop. It worked.. And I have to repeat this before disconnecting my laptop. I don't want to buy a router- I seldom use my laptop at home. I am just curious about this command they gave me. Amyome know what it is?