Nice workarounds... but I was using the reboot method from day 1 I also devised my own workaround for disconnecting and reconnecting. I just modified ppp settings to connection on demand (disconnect if idle for 5 minutes)That's it, Now I've put a scheduled shutdown task for my sytem that shuts it down on 7:30 so It automatically closes connection 5 minutes after PC is down. Working fine for me . Till now Also It'll be better you get settings dump of router (Tools=>System=>Save Settings To Local Hard Drive) The dump comes handy in case of problems as you can just revert back to old settings ( saying by experience ... I once screwed my router but was able to fix it using this method). Haven't Tried the bridge mode yet but seems to be good idea. Will Try it.