Well, the ports closing after no activity is a prettty good idea..... even if you have a firewall.
But this doesn't seem to be my problem.....
I immediately start IE5.
It gives me the message about unable to connect to the network... Work offline, or Re-try?
I respond re-try.... it works fine.
I shut down IE, and any other apps which use the network.
I leave the computer running but doing nothing for an hour or more. It goes into "sleep" mode.
I move the mouse to take it out of "sleep" mode.
I start IE5.... it connects just fine... no message.
So I don't think it is the closing of the ports which is causing this message to be generated.
Somehow I think it has to do with the Win2K boot-up.
Any more thoughts?????
I used to have Win98, with IE5.0, and my trusty cable modem.
When I started IE, it connected to the Internet, and all was well.
Now I have installed Win2K. Nothing else has changed.
When I start IE after a boot-up, it gives me a popup saying it cannot find the network connection, would I like to work Offline, or Re-try.
I click Re-try, and presto... it connects and all is OK.
This is really just an annoyance... but what do I do to stop it from happening?
Thanks for any help