i have a computer that shows it is connected via lan. there are no packets either sent or recieved. removed firewall, have flashing lights on card, inserted 2nd card because i thought the integrated card may be bad, but both behave the same way. cannot do an ipconfig /all- gives error. no changes to computer, only did a reboot. disabled services left and right of anything that i thought may prevent it. removed vpn client, no firewall, no internet connection.
in the registry I deleted: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2. Restarted the computer after i deleted the Winsock keys. This created new shell entries for those two keys. reinstalled TCP/IP. now, the activity on the netwrork card shows some action. the recieved activity looks ok. it increases all day. the sent part of the local area connection status stops at 452 bytes.
What could be stopping the activity? any ideas?