Get a cable MODEM or DSLů
If wife says no, Start, Run, regedit:
AutodialDllName32 to wininet.dll
AutodialFcnName32 to InternetAutodialCallback
MSTCP to ""
Problem is caused by Autodial settings in the registry are missing or damaged, or have been replaced by third-party values.
Ref: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article ID: Q190921
The usual precautions concerning editing the registry apply; i.e., back-up it up first.
In a hurry. UPS just came with my first stealth Christmas present to myself: a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive. Larry