Do you have two NICs? Post the result of ipconfig /all may help.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"ZP" <ZP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> My PC runs Windows Vista and I am on an ADSL plan (for broadband
> I turn my modem on and off before and after each internet session for
> security reasons. Recently, my computer seems to connect to two networks -
> "Public network" (which is the internet gateway) and another
> network. I don't know how this network came about and this seems to
> me from using the internet. I am being forced to disable my networks and
> re-enable them again, after which only the Public Network re-appears.
> Then, I
> am able to use the internet as per normal. Is there a way of getting rid
> this "unidentified" network? so that I can connect to the intenet
> as I was able to do before?
> Your help in this regard is much appreciated.