This is WIN 98 Dell System connecting to a LAN via a Belkin USB adapter. Upon first attempt to connect to the internet, I get a" Work Offline" panel with the subtext essentially saying that "No connection to the internet is currently available....etc......Click TRY AGAIN to attempt a connection". Clicking on Try Again does connect via IE just fine and all subsequent attempts are OK. However, if I turn the system off and restart, I get the same problem. The connection is thru a LINKSYS (BEFSR41) 4 port wired router. Can someone explain what I need to do to make a connection on the first attempt or what is causing this one time failure to connect? Thanks. PS.. I can live with it as is but would perfer to make this right.