I updated the drivers on my modem which I am running via usb (even switched to ethernet) and still no luck. There was no conlict in the device manager either.
I called my ISP and he was saying that he could see the connection was active but still I wasn't able to connect. This means I guess that its not the modem that is the problem.
When he ran through the IPconfig via the commnd prompt the ip address was comming up as 0.0.0.0 but there was a correct (different) address via the details tab when you double click on the exclamation mark in the tray.
Please help !!! :-(