Seems like a good fix. Otherwise it could cost a lot of time on the phone to many tech support for an OS that is out of time.
Anyone know of a fix for a problem a friend of mine has... He has a WIn 98SE laptop and a wireless NIC. Using Ipconfig confirms that the laptop has a valid IP address and default gateway. He can see the wireless router, but unless he first Pings the router he cannot get Internet Explorer to work. If he Pings then he can surf with no problems.