Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:25 PM
This computer has Comcast cable and is connected directly through its Ethernet card. It's not behind a router and isn't part of a network (yet). It's running XP SP2. I was getting Network Connection pop-ups whenever my connection slowed down or timed out. I was able to fix this by selecting "Never dial a connection" under Internet Options > Connections in Control Panel. Then I got to wondering, why do I have anything in Network Connections other than "Local Area Connection"?
With a setup like mine, should I have anything else listed in Network Connections? Currently, I also have "Broadband Connection" and "My ISP" which are listed in the top half of the window. This section is marked as "Broadband" (as opposed to "LAN or High-Speed Internet") and each connection has a description of "WAN Miniport (PPPOE)" under their names. Furthermore, "My ISP" has a Service name of "AOL" which is no longer installed on this PC.
Any input on these connections and recommendations would be appreciated.
One final note: This computer should be free of any malware. It's been scanned with multiple scanners (including HJT) and doesn't show any sign of infection.