Ever since I got my laptop (ACER Aspire 1410) about ten months ago, I've always had trouble with IM programs staying connected. AIM, MSN, YIM, Trillian, GAIM, blah blah blah. Anyone have any idea what the hell's wrong? I've tried searching Google for people with similar problems but no luck, and I recall the last thread I made when I first got the laptop had no real help so I figured I'd give it another go. Is it my connection, my laptop, or what? I have a wireless connection which kicks in and out once in a while, but even with Wireless disabled and running through a LAN I get disconnected. Things like BitLord never stop and keep downloading, it just seems to be messengers. Any suggestions or ideas as to what's happening?