Happy system with all updates to XP Pro sp2 and Zone Alarm Security Suite. Recently noticed that a Internet Gateway showed up in Network Connections in addition to LAN Adaptor. This system is the only direct connected pc in a small home network where the laptop connect wireless via Linksys WRT 300N. All was well and still is for laptops. The Internet Gateway prompted me to check Zone on Zone Alarm and noticed that in addition to my trusted LAN Adapter standard IP 192.168.1.1 zone, I know have a Loopback Adaptor, DHCP Server and 2 DNS Servers listed. IP address points to DNS1 and 2 which are comcasts IPs. I checked. We do have comcast cable internet. I presume this all got turned on when the Internet Gateway showed up. My understand is that I don't need that hole in my internet enable nor do I know why it appeared all of the sudden. I check some other systems and some have all Networks Services turned on and other don't. But they both function fine and don't show an Internet Gateway. I'm wondering if I'm hacked. That being said, I turned off all Network Services on Desktop now I cannot start Zone Alarm or connect to Internet either directly connecting to cable modem or wireless access point. I replace the LAN adaptor driver. No luck. Just hanging on Acquiring Network Address. By the way, I removed the 4 new network connections by deleting them and as noted, remove all Network Services from Windows Componants in Add/Remove Programs. I haven't tried yet but I presume turning back on the Gateway services will fix this problem, but why, if I'm not hacked, am I required to use a shared Internet Connect on this serivce now, when I didn't need it in the past. In addition, I uninstalled Zone Alarm and tried to run Win Firewall but can't turn it on do to ICS being turned off. Please help.