The OS is referancing either a network adapter or a virtual adapter it has no control over.
When you say dial I am assuming a major service provider such a AOL or AT&T or Juno, Netzero ect.
Most everey dial up client software I have seen creates a nonre-entrant socket, or a fake network connection, and the ristricts only its own threads from sending chuncks'o'data though it.
I would bet good money that your computer either has a network adapter that is not plugged in, and thats the message you are getting.
Further more, don't release and renew on dialup. When you make a connection to the dial up system your ip is part of the information that identifies your session and partitions out your PPP connection. Especially on 56k. Ip release = connection loss.
I am using an XP PC and dialup connection. I try to restore the connection when it becomes muddled, I click start, run, type cmd and press enter. At the
command prompt, type ipconfig /release and press enter. When I do this I get the following statement:
"NO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED ON LOCAL AREA CONNECTION WHILE IT HAS ITS MEDIA DISCONNECTED".
I dont understand, What is this Media that is disconnected? I tried it while connected to the Internet and when not connected. I get the same statement.
Can you help me as to what the statement as to Media refers to?
Thanks for your help,