W98 and Internet Gateway uninstall problem

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Barb, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Barb

    Barb Guest

    My desktop has W98SE and I connect to the internet with a
    cable modem. I bought a laptop that has XP Home and a 54G
    wireless network adapter. I then purchased a Linksys
    Wireless-G broadband router. I installed the router onto
    the desktop with no problem, but when I attempted to set
    up the laptop to connect to the internet (by creating a
    new network), it had me use the XP Home setup disk on the
    desktop pc and now I have an Internet Gateway connection
    on my task bar with no way that I can find to get rid of
    the thing. There is a shortcut for it in
    Programs/Accessories/Communications, but it isn't listed
    in Install/Remove Programs so that I can uninstall it. I'm
    having no success creating a network and need to get rid
    of the Internet Gateway so I can try this from scratch
    again. I'd appreciate any help you might be able to offer.
    Barb, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. The Internet Gateway is your broadband router. Clicking the icon lets
    you monitor and control the router. There's no need to get rid of the
    Internet Gateway, and I don't think that it will help, but you can if
    you really want to: connect to the router's built-in web server and
    disable it. See the router's documentation for details. It might be
    listed as "Internet Gateway" or "Universal Plug and Play".
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Jul 14, 2003
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  3. Barb, the Internet Gateway icon doesn't represent anything on your
    computer. The Internet Gateway represents your router.

    Running XP's Network Setup Wizard on 98 didn't install the Internet
    Gateway. It installed "Universal Plug and Play" software on your
    computer that allows it to see the an Internet Gateway if one exists
    elsewhere on the network.

    I'm not sure what your router's Internet Gateway icon does. When I
    right click the Internet Gateway icon representing my router, it lets
    me view the router's status or enable/disable the router's connection
    to the Internet.

    Here are some ways to delete the Internet Gateway icon:

    1. Disconnect the router.

    2. Disable the appropriate setting in your router's web interface. It
    might be called "Internet Gateway", "Universal Plug and Play", "UPnP",
    or something else.

    3. Un-install the "Universal Plug and Play" software which allows Win
    98 to see an Internet Gateway that exists on the network:

    a. Go to Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup |

    b. Scroll down the list of components and un-check "Universal Plug and

    c. Click OK to exit.
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Jul 24, 2003
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