Internet connection problem

  Ironman556 23:55 13 Jan 06

Hi, I have a PIII 500, 384MB SDRAM, Gigabyte 6-BXE Motherboard, USB1.1 and Windows 2000. I connect to the internet via a USB Wireless adapter (DWL-120+) though a Netgear DG824M Modem/Router/WAP.

A while back my pc crashed and I couldn't get onto the internet at all. I re-installed the adapter several times, and it sets up, finds the access point and connects with a "good signal strength" (all bars full)

I'm left with the problem that if I want to connect to the internet, I have to go Start-->Settings-->Network Connections double click the connection and remove the TCP/IP protocol, then shut the PC down. I then have to reboot, re-install the TCP/IP protocol and *not* restart the pc when prompted. I can then use the internet. I then have to uninstall the TCP/IP protocol before shutting down for it to work the next time.

Any ideas what's gone wrong?

  AndySD 02:05 14 Jan 06

Which Windows 2000 service pack are you using?

  Ironman556 12:41 17 Jan 06

will check later when I get home.

  Ironman556 19:16 25 Jan 06

It's Windows 2000 SP4

  AndySD 06:56 29 Jan 06


Sorry missed your return posting.

click here# (It works in 2000) it may well be there are multiple entries for the networking device, remove the ones not needed.

  Ironman556 12:39 31 Jan 06

will post back and let you know how i get on.

  Ironman556 23:31 16 Feb 06

Have found what I think is the culprit, Protowall driver is installed as a network device, but will not uninstall. I'm sure there's some info somewhere in one of those links you sent me, but will have to wait until I have time to mess the connection up in between fixing it.

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