I have windows Vista. My computer is about 3 months old. I was on the internet one night, went to bed, then the next morning I couldn't find a connection. I use a hardline connection for this PC because I do my banking on it. I noticed my Firefox and Opera were set to Offline mode. Then when I tried to go to any website it displayed the ....cannot connect to network because cable is unplugged....message. My cables are plugged in. I tried getting a new cable and replacing it. I tried the "self-ping" test to see if my card was no longer working. Everything seems okay. I've messed around with things I've read and now I keep getting this "connect broadband connection" box that comes up every time i try to load a page.
I've tried the vista diagnostic test that it gives me the option for and all of the other connection wizard stuff. Nothing works. I have no idea what to do except reinstall windows. And I'd like to know how to fix it so this doesn't become a monthly re-occurrence.
Anybody know what's going on?