I have had the Belkin Router for a few years now. About two or three months ago I changed my Firewall to PC Tools, as my previous one was having software issues with Avast Anti-Virus.
Everything has been more or less OK. Except that the router doesn't always go on line, or goes off line after the mail downloads. That means I have to unplug it and check all the connections, then plug it back in etc.
This morning, the PC booted, the mail downloaded. Then a pop-up message appeared on the screen from the Firewall... 'A New Network has been found' It was telling me to 'Lable' it. I had the choice of either... 'Home' - 'Work' or 'Public' I chose - Home. Then I was able to open my Belkin Control Panel. Which showed only one connection, my usual one. I hit the show all button, but it still showed only the one. I then opened the Firewall Control Panel. It is showing two Networks, top of the list is... MSHOME - Home Then Belkin - Public
MSHOME is Active - Belkin (My Net Link) isn't!?
My Belkin set up IS secured.
A couple of weeks ago I posted...click here The reason I'm telling you this is in case there is a connection. (no pun intended)
As you can see my question wasn't really answered and so it wasn't resolved.