I am having playing windows media files on windows media player 11. I open
up a file and then WMP11 prompts me to connect to the internet to get an
update. WMP then proceeds to try to connect but can't. It says that I need
to connect to the internet and try again. I am already connected to the
internet.

It first says:
Windows Media Player must connect to the Internet to verify the file's media
usage rights. Connect to the Internet, and then try again.

I am already connected to the internet. It says the component could not be
downloaded since I could not connect and then gives me this message

Windows Media Player cannot play, sync, or burn the protected file because a
problem occurred with the Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)
system. You might need to connect to the Internet to update your DRM
components. For additional assistance, click Web Help.