So it did work b4 ?
on the me pc
cmd or command ( cmd is for 32bit PC command for 16 )
one or the other
then hit enter
ping yahoo.com or microsoft.com ...etc
you should get a reply back
are you using static or dynamic ip addresses ?
also while you have the command prompt open
what does it show , compare to xp machine
more than likely it is that firewall ,,, what make of firewall ?
I'm afraid I know very little about ME
It was not one of MS's best efforts