Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:38 PM
I have 2 problems that I will ( in accordance with the site request) address in 2 separate posts.
1. The Problem
Gateway icon in Network settings.
I received a virus that blew my hard drive. I installed a new one , and now I have an icon in my network settings window that was not there before, described as internet connection. When I right click on the network icon in task bar, this is what I see in the network connections window....
Name Type Status Device Name
Internet connection internet Gateway connected Internet connection
Local area connection2 LAN H/S Int. Conn. Disabled, F/W pro100/VE net.
Wireless net. Conn. LAN H/S Conn. Connected, F/W Belkin wirelessG
3. More information.
I am running Windows XP home edition
it is a Dell Dimension 4700
I have a Belkin G wireless card
I have re installed all of the drivers and other software listed under this service tag.
I have done all Windows updates available for this system.
4. If I disable the internet connection indicated as internet gateway, I cannot surf or receive e-mail. I was always able to on my system prior to hard drive and driver reinstallation, when I did not have this in my network connections.
1. Are there any dangers to having this here since I do not intend to use my machine as a gateway.
2. How can I get rid of this and still have connectivity to the internet and e-mail?