Can't connect to internet - Vista

  Shaun_753 23:45 12 Oct 09

In the bottom right corner in Vista, the LAN icon is showing up as disconnected but everything is plugged in. This started happening randomly and to counter it I've been using System Restore which has been working for me fine, but i have to do this every time i want to go on the internet when i am in Vista!

i have typed ipconfig, it comes up as 'media: disconected'

My motherboard has Express Gate and that loads the internet fine and i can browse the internet no problems atall. This leads me to believe the problem is a software problem in Vista and not a hardware problem.

Any ideas? I don't know what to try next..

  rawprawn 09:00 13 Oct 09

Right Click on the Icon and select Show Main Dialogue. Make sure that "Enable 2.4 GZ is selected and ticked

  rawprawn 09:02 13 Oct 09

You can also look through the Help Topics when you right click the icon.

  Shaun_753 15:27 14 Oct 09

I'm still having no luck. I do not get those options when i right click the icon..

I have print screened some windows, can you all have a quick look please.

the image shows -
:i can not connect to Netgear router using a browser
:the lan icon is disconnected
:ipconfig shows no results
:ping localhost does work
:network and sharing center does not show my router

click here

I have tried different lan cables and a new NIC but nothing plus scanned with Mcafee and Ad-aware. I've been battling this for days, any help is very much appreciated, thanks!

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