Well, I'm back with a new post, same problem. The New.net is off that computer, but the problem hasn't gone away. I still don't have internet connection (I have a connection to the access point, just not the internet. other computers in that same network of connectivity), and I still get the error message when I try to open Internet Connection Properties. Here is the link to follow everything i've done: http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=73677. Someone Please Help!! A man shouldn't live without his computer for three weeks!!