http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips622.html notes it. And Microsoft writes more at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2otech.mspx
Several times I have installed XP SP2, and several times been forced to remove it because I have not been able to connect to the internet. I'm connecting using a Linksys USB2.0 10/100 ethernet adapter and BEFW11S4 Wireless router. The computer is a Dell 4300S, 1.6 GHz P4, 640 MB RAM, 20 GB and a 6 GB HD. After several days with the previous installations of SP2 I have lost the internet connection, and got an IP address with more than just the usual 12 digits. Is there anyway to keep the connection from being corrupted beyond the 3rd or 4th day? Also, anyone have any clue why the other computer connected to the router can't connect when mine goes offline?