i was just having you check if the native MDK firewall was running, there by blocking your internet access. the firewall is called Shorewall & i don't remember id Mandrake installs it & sets it up to start at boot by default. to check on that, open up a terminal (or Konsole), & go to root mode. to do that, at the prompt type su (hit enter) then type the root pasword (hit enter). then, so stop the firewall (if it is indeed running) type service shorewall stop (hit enter) if it was running, it will tell that it is now stopping & stop. if it wasn't running, it will tell you that too. if that isn't your problem, then i run the dial-up set up wizard again & check all of your entries closely, especially the dns server info.