I am running XP Home on my P4 laptop with all current
patches installed. My normal connection is wireless
802.11b through a router to a DSL modem. When I leave
home I am unable to establish connectivity using my modem
or LAN port. I have tried using the new connection wizard
and tried manually installing a new connection. In
either case, after setting up a new connection, I can
actually connect and be logged on to my ISP. However,
browser and email clients will not work. I suspect a
problem with name resolution, and dynamic IP addressing
with DHCP and TCP/IP not binding to the new connections.
Cannot ping any address except loopback. I have tried un-
installing my wireless connection to no avail.
I was advised by my laptop maker's (vpr Matrix) tech
support that I should re-install XP, but I see that as an
undesireably complicated task. Does anyone know of a way
to fix this problem by tweaking registries?