Look in Control Panel, Internet Options. On the Connections page, click the button marked Lan Settings, if ANY of the 3 checkoxes are marked, uncheck them, since I assume you connect directly to the 'net. Also make sure the button for ''Always Dial My Default Connection'' is checked. That should solve the problellm.
First timer posting here so appologize if this topic was covered before did not see it anywhere.
I am running Windows XP-SP2 (Sony) which came on my system, also had this with my prior system ( HP).
With Windows XP-SP2 there seems to be an extra icon for internet connection which appears on the lower right side of my screen which shows my AV icon etc. If I run my mouse over this icon it says:
Local Area Connection, 10Mbs, Little or no connectivity.
There is also a little yellow caution icon above it.
If I attempt to disable this icon I am not able to connect to the internet.
I have Verizon running DSL and am connected as per the other connection icon.
This second icon really annoys me and wondering if someone has any idea about this. Never had this prior to installing SP2 on my prior HP system as I mentioned my current Sony came with SP2 standard.
Sony Vio VGC-RB30
Intel P4 Processor 530J w/HT 3Ghz
Windows XP HOme SP2
ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256MB
Any help appreciated and thank you