Method One: Using Registry EditorImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to manually create a DWORD registry value named "ForceOnline" (with a value of 1) in the following registry key:
Note For the Windows Media Player 9 Series, you can perform the same function without Registry Editor. To do so, click Options under the Tools menu, and then select the Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands) check box.
Method Two: Using Control Panel
- In Control Panel, click Network Connections.
- Click New Connection under the File menu.
- Follow the steps in the New Connection Wizard to create a connection that appropriately matches your current network setup.