I've been using VZ wireless for about a year with no problems. I have a UM150 to connect to my pc (not laptop). I live rurally so my only choices are satellite or this and I have loved using the wireless. Last week I had to reinstall my Windows Vista as I was having some computer problems. I reinstalled vzam and while it was very slow it otherwise was working ok. Because it was slow I tried connecting with my regular modem and since then have had nothing but problems. Everytime I try to send or receive an email thru windows mail my vzam disconnects. I had a feeling it was because my computer was recognizing both my regular modem and my usb modem so a friend of mine suggested I go thru device manager and disable the regular modem. I did so but am still having problems with frequent disconnect and sending/receiving email. Can anyone give me any insight? I REALLY don't think it has anything to do with signal strength as I was having no problems before I had to reinstall Vista. I have uninstalled and reinstalled vzam a number of times with no changes. I did a speed test on speakeasy and my speeds were a whopping (sarcasm) 150 download and 74 upload. Please help.