From: Tom on 02/09/2003
Sony PCG-F650 running Windows ME. The OS and IE are up to date with the most current updates from Windows Update.
With no network connection at all, all the software on the PC works fine.
With a USB network adapter connected to a cable modem, all the software on the PC works fine.
With any other network connection, IE hangs during start-up. Eventually, the task manager reports "Explorer (not responding)" and the PC needs to be restarted.
The following network connections donít work:
* The same USB network adapter connected to a router connected to the cable modem
* A wireless PC card connected to a wireless AP/router connected to the cable modem
* A different USB network adapter connected to a different cable modem
In all cases, another computer connected in the same way works properly.
Even though IE hangs, all the following apps can successfully access the network:
* DOS ping
* Outlook mail
* Netscape 4.7
I have gone so far as to remove and re-add all the network adapters. The problem still occurs.