About a month ago I installed the XP Service Pack 3. Beginning the next day, my network connection stopped allowing automatic access to the Internet. Anyone know a fix for this?

About a month ago I installed the recommended Windows XP Service Pack 3. The very next day my Intenet (network) connection began failing each morning when I turned on my computer. By right clicking on the "two-computers-with-exclamation-point" icon in the system tray, and using the "repair" function, I am able to refresh the IP address each morning and fix the problem--for as long as the computer stays on. But when the computer is turned off, the problem returns. I have tried downloading a new network card driver (even from 2-3 different sources). I also tried a WinSock fix. But nothing seems to work.
UpekrithenAsked:
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Emredrum76Commented:
Are you obtaining your network address thru DHCP or is it static?
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Peter HartCommented:
are you connected directly to the router or via a another switch?
also look at the power settings to see if your PC powers off any I/O not used (i.e. USB or ethernet ) after idling
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TCB1Commented:
Do you have a Symantec product installed? There was an issue with SP3 corrupting the registry related to Symantec and Norton products that caused network connectivity issues. There's a microsoft patch for it.
Here's the link: http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/07/02/microsofts-xp-sp3-patch-fixes-anti-virus-glitch
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UpekrithenAuthor Commented:
Basically, setting the IP as static solved the problem, because it turns out there was no problem beyond the lag time for the connection to fix itself, which was about 7 minutes after starting up.   This question was posted for (by) a friend, and I (Upekrithen) am following up on it.  Thanks!  
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UpekrithenAuthor Commented:
Sorry about the lack of answer to the questions - they were going to a different email account than was being checked, which has been corrected.

Thanks for the responses.
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