Hello Ken Here is the link to BBC iPlayer Desktop: BBC iPlayer - Install
I wouldn't know how to turn off the firewall in my router but this did not cause a problem with XP when I used the same router.
Pebbly: There is no flashing icon on the taskbar.
Severedsolo: I rely on the firewall in NIS 2010 and I have turned NIS off but that doesn't help. Adobe Air installs as part of the download but I don't even get that far. Basically nothing happens.