by the way, seven of the other machines can connect to the network via VPN, and they are all using win7
with the same settings as i have.
just a note to add, the virus checker as been uninstalled and i still get the same problem.
im staring to think maybe it's hardware issues within my notebook ?
here's the settings;
Manufacture Samsung Electronics
Intel (R) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67Ghz
32 Bit OS
Win 7 Home 32 bit Version