Icon for Internet Gateway/Internet connection suddently appeared and I am unable to remove it.
Posted on 2004-11-10
This is on an IBM T40 laptop running Win XP Professional
I recently noticed in my Network Connections window an icon for Internet Gateway/Internet Sharing. When I click the Properties the General tab
explains this as "This connection allows you to connect to the Internet through a shared connection on another computer". I've racked my brain, and
a few others brains, but cannot get rid off this connection.
Some of the things that were tried......
To delete the connection but it wouldn't permit me to delete it.
Disabled the Network card and the icon disappeared, until I reconnect to the LAN
Deinstalled all Network connections, NIC and Wireless, but once re-installed this Internet Connection was back
Ran the Network Setup Wizard to check the configurations and although there were some strange configurations (i.e. the Wireless Connection
appeared active even though it is disabled in Device Manager and showed). Even after unchecking it in the Wizard the Internet Connection Icon
was still in the Network connection and enabled.
Compared Linksys router configurations with one or our peers and they were the same.
Went to the Advanced tab on the Properties of my LAN connection but there wasn't an option for Internet Connection Sharing but that option
was available on Wireless connection, though the sharing option wasn't checked.
The next step is restoring from my backup, but was hoping to be able to uncover the cause of this mystery first.
This Internet connection is currently disabled but each reboot brings it up Enabled again.
I've completely run out of ideas at this point. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your assistance. cj