I have a DSL line, and my XP MCE machine connects to it through a Linksys WRT54G router. Only the one PC on the router at this time. Just now I opened MS Outlook and made a mail pass. When I went to open the first new message, I got a pop-up window saying that to connect to:
I needed to enter a username and password. I cancelled out of the popup window, although it took a lot of Cancel buttons to make it go away. Scratched my head for a minute trying to figure out what was going on, then went to Control Panel|Network Connections. Out of the blue I have a new entry called Internet Gateway, which was showing as connected. I'm pretty sure this is what used to be called Internet Connection Sharing, which I have NEVER configured on this PC. I'm running ZoneAlarm Security Suite, backed up by periodic scans with Spybot and Ad-Aware. What might be going on here?