Sounds like a power management problem or modem problem. As far as the power management issue goes, try resetting BIOS to default. If this doesn't work, then check your modem. Some DSL modems are configured with their own static IP addresses, so you might want to contact SBC about yours (especially if they gave it to you) and how to configure using your NIC and WinXP. You can try troubleshooting your network configuration by going to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
Download the tool and see if it finds any probs with your net setup.
If all that fails, then it's time for more drastic steps. Locate and download latest drivers or updates for your MoBo, BIOS, and NIC. If you haven't done so, unistall all network connections (under Network Connections) and all adapter drivers (in the Device Manager). Unistall any network configuring applications like AOL (you don't have to dump your IE or NS.)
Now retart in SAFE mode and install your network card, MoBo, and BIOS updates/drivers (if necessary) and configure your connection. Restart and see what's cookin'.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Grumpdaddy1, 25 August 2005 - 09:14 PM.