I have a network with desktop, laptop and Netgear DG834G router. Suddenly since yesterday, the laptop is not connecting (the desktop internet connection is still ok.) On the laptop, 'My Network connections' shows that the Intel Pro 2200bg network adapter is 'not connected'. If I right click / repair it tells me 'Make sure your network adapter is properly installed'. If I right click / properties / configure on the Intel Pro it tells me ' this device is working properly' and the driver is up to date.
About the time it went down I installed on the laptop 'Xdrive desktop' from www.xdrive.com. This caused something called a 'Microsoft Loopback Adapter' to appear on my network connections. I don't know if this had anything to do with the problem but anyway I uninstalled it but the problem is still here.
Any suggestions please?