I have a DSL account with a static IP address. Everything seems to be fine with this Internet connection except that I can't use FTP. Every time I run CuteFTP or IE and try to connect to any FTP server, I get a timeout error. At the same time, however, if I connect to the Internet with the same laptop through GPRS or through another DSL line with a different IP, I can use FTP just fine. When I contacted the tech support for my DSL account regarding this issue, they said that I need to reinstall Windows XP on my computer. They said it because I loaded Lunix to my computer, and under Lunix they could use FTP just fine from my computer. They don't know though exactly what is wrong with my Windows XP. Does anybody know what might be wrong and if I really have to reinstall Windows XP in this situation? There is no firewall (not even XP's) or any other network software installed on my laptop. Runing Norton Antivirus and Ad-Aware didn't find any problems.