OK - so I've got the phone connected and I can force it to reconnect while in the same room as you described. But then, as I move around the house, it will drop connectivity. I've tried the dedicated IP, I've ensured open NAT, I've even set my phone up for port forwarding on 443, which is apparently the port used by the blackberry services. Still, it'll drop after an hour or so of use. I'll try mario86's recommendation and see if it helps.... *sigh*. Thanks Sandy!