Hi, I Give the NIC a static IP and it works fine however when i restart the old Local Area Connection disappears and new one is detected with a new IP From the DHCP server. Every restart a new Local Area Connection is created currently is on 10 only when i assign a static IP. Whats strange is if i leave the IP as Automatic its fine on reboot. I am using Windows 7 RC Ultimate Edition 64bit. Any help would be appreciated.