I have had my home network setup quite awhile (years).
Last night (1-19-11, 3:00am) I noticed that from my machine ONLY it shows me connected to "Network 2" instead of my home network name as usual. I noticed this when I tried to pull up a web site after performing a search from the search bar in IE8.
I already had several tabs open but received the "cannot display page" error when I clicked on one of the links in my search results. I clicked the 'diagnose connection problem' button and when it could not detect the problem.
I was going to attempt further troubleshooting so I went to open the "Open Network and Sharing" link from the wireless connections list by clicking taskbar wireless network icon.
When I clicked I saw my home network with the correct name and showing 'connected', but at the top it showed "Network 2". I was not in the mood for extensive troubleshooting so I turned off computer, went to bed, and completely forgot about this event until now when it happened again.
So now I am very suspicious and concerned because networking is just not my cup of tea. I haven't the foggiest what this could possibly mean nor how to fix it.
I have screenshots but do not know how to include them here. Can email them if necessary.
To anyone with any useful suggestions, PLEASE HELP!!!
Thanks in advance.