of McAfee Virus Scan actually did, per se, cause you to lose connectivity. Linksys indicated you have a winsock problem, and this is a rather common result of some spyware, I would suspect an infection actually caused the loss.
Such spyware sometimes takes over winsock for its own nefarious purpose. Then, when the spyware is removed, winsock is left corrupted and inoperable. If a virus scan ran after the installation, and such malware was removed, it could explain your problem.
Fortunately, there may be help at hand, Try the free WinsockFix from this site or WinsockXPFix from this site. This often solves the problem, and certainly can't hurt.
Hope this helps, and keep us informed
Message I receive at start up: 10093:successful WSAStartup not yet performed. The title on the message box is 'Wireless-G Notebook Adapter WLAN Monitor'
I am running win XP Pro on a Dell inspiron notebook with a Intel pent 4 processor. I have broadband/cable internet access which i run thru a linksys Wireless-G Broadband router (WRT54G). my laptop was connected to the network via the linksys wireless-g 2.4GHz 802.11g Notebook Adapter.
I decided to upgrade/update my mcafee virus scan product this morning, downloaded/installed the new product, and wham-o i loose network connectivity. I have since uninstalled mcafee, removed all occurances of it from my registry per mcafee tech support instructions and contacted linksys for help to no avail! I have also attempted to uninstall and reinstall the Linksys wireless-g notebook adapter utility to re-establish my network connection - no go.
I need help! The message I noted above appears anytime I restart my laptop or attempt to reaccess the network. I can't even connect to my router using a hard line network cable!
Linksys told me that the message was a socket error??!! (I think that's right, it was a few hours ago...) and suggested that i try to download the latest microsoft winsock.dll well I found no such thing.
Anyone out there ever have such a problem? This one's got me stumped!