Hi, I have a cable modem connection with 3 computers hardwired to the cablemodem. All worked fine until I tried to fool around the other day with an old DLink router to try and get a wireless connection going, I'm no expert and I was having a hard time getting it working. Gave up last night, and today I tried moving some ethernet cable connections around and then attempted to see if my main (wired) laptop could get on the wireless network, so I went to CONTROL PANEL | NETWORK CONNECTIONS on my laptop, and DISabled my normal, wired "Lcal Area Connection" icon, and the ENabled my "Wireless Network COnnection" icon. It still couldn't detect the DLink wireless router, so I thought "well, enough fooling with that Dlink router, I just can't get it going", and tried to put my Network Connections back to my normal hard-wired state. So I right-clicked on the "Wireless Network Connection" icon and selected DISable, but this came up:
"It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. The connection may be using one or more protocols that do not support Plug and Play, or it may have been initiated by another user or the system account".
I was able to ENABLE this easily just 30 seconds ago, but now I can't DISABLE it. So now I'm stuck with no internet connection at all - I can't disable te Wireless connection in order to return back to my normal hard-wired Local Area Connection.
My laptop is running XP Pro SP3 and there is only one user account on this laptop (just me, always Administrator). Can you help please? It's never done this before - I've always been able to connect successfully to wireless networks when I'm away at hotels, etc. it's just since I started to fool around trying to connect this darn old DLink router... I don't know what I could have did. I *did* do some router configuration using the DLink setup pages that come up on my browser by going to http://192.168.0.1. Maybe something needs to be "undone" there??