OMG!! I still cant believe my eyes! I started my pc and put the ADSL Modem (Dataone) on. and i loaded firefox and to my surprise... i could surf though i did not connect (i.e. i did not click on the Dataone dialer --or whatever that is called-- that resides in Network connections). I opened and accessed my gmail account. posting this, still i have not connected. how is this possible? in fact i opened network connections and found the dataone account is shown as disconnected.