I am at a location that requires me to authenticate through a proxy page in order to access the internet via wifi. I know that my Eye-Fi card won't support this, so what I wanted to do was use Direct Mode to get the pictures from my card to my laptop, and then upload them to Picasa from there. On my laptop, the wireless adapter is being used to connect to the EF card and the wired connection is plugged directly into the router (and I'm able to access the internet). However, my Direct Mode connection seems to keep dropping. I have both sliders set for forever, but the EF AP keeps disappearing (I'm running Windows 7 64-bit). If I click the "Start Direct Mode Network" button, the laptop connects again and receives some pictures, but after 5-10, stops again. Seeing as how this is my first attempt at using Direct Mode, is there anything else that I need to do? Is my current setup not conducive to this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.