Please provide more info... what internet service do you have (dial-up, cable, DSL)?
When I'm running xp on my notebook and have the network setup on it, it shows that it's connected. Then, when I try to load internet explorer it doesn't work. I tried to go to norton to try and run live updates and it told me that I needed to connect to the internet, but I can't. Everything looks good in the local area connection properties. Please help.