This is the setup. I have two computers linked with a router to share the DSL connection. One is running windows xp pro and the other is running windows 98 se. The one computer (win 98) is still able to connect to the internet and is functioning perfectly. It links through the second line on the router if that makes any difference. The Computer with the problem (win xp) When I click on internet explorere is ask if I want to connect or work offline. I've looked at the ipconfig and there isn't any #'s after Connection-specific DNS Suffix and Default Gateway. I've tried to renew the ip but I get this error "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket" Any ideas on what I could try. Thanks for any help.