Evening guys. I've recently put windows xp pro on my pc (clean install) and when it boots up, I often (though not always) get an icon in the system tray off two computers and a flashing yellow light. Hovering over it brings up the message 'Local Area Connection, Connection Speed 576.0Kbps, acquiring IP Address'. I connect to AOL Broadband with a BT Voyager 100 Modem. Any ideas? Thanks.
As VoG™ says - if your connection is USB then you can safely disable it via Control panel - network connections - however if your modem has an ethernet output socket as well as USB then why not use it - its much better than usb if you have the option.
I can disable it wobblymike? When I go into network connections in control panel though I have a 1394 connection (firewire?), aol dial-on-demand (do not delete) and the LAN connection. AOL dial-on-demand isn't connected, but the LAN connection is. My modem is connected via a USB port.