In Windows XP (both SP2 and SP3) I often lose the TCP/IP connection with my LAN (a 4-port cable/DSL router that acts as the local DHCP server) over night, apparently because I use "Internet Lock" in ZoneAlarm Security Suite when I'm away from my computers.
In Windows 2000 SP4 with ZASS vs. 7.0.483.000 I was able to obviate this problem by allowing "Pass-Lock" privilages to "Services and Controller app" ("C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe" vs. 5.0.2195,7035 in W2K SP4), which I am therefore pretty sure was the module that renewed DHCP leases.

In XP with ZASS, however, "Services and Controller app" (still "C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe", now vs. 5.1.2600.3520 in SP2 or vs. 5.1.2600.5755 in SP3) does not appear (from the ZASS "Program Control" page) to access the Internet at all -- at least not directly.
In any case, granting it Pass-Lock privilages does not prevent the connection's being dropped, apparently when the 24 hr. DHCP lease expires during Internet Lock.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem in Windows XP (other than avoiding Internet Lock altogether)? -- JClarkW

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-- JClarkW

Operating System:
Windows XP Pro
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Product Name:
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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