Hi, I have a rather strange problem that has plagued my internet usage for quite some time now. It seems that programs installed or updated after a certain date (which I can't identify exactly) fail to recognize my internet connection. Old programs, however, work just fine. Every time I download a new browser, file-sharing program, Instant Messenger program, or media player, it is unable to connect to the internet. I had this problem with dialup, and when I switched to DSL the problem remained. Please help.