I've read a few posts about this problem before but it was either a slightly different problem than mine or people suggested what the problem could be, not a solution.
I am running Windows Vista 64bit (the worst possible combination, I know) on a HP HDX 16 laptop. It appears to be connected to the network, and the internet, but when I try to browse the web my browser complains that all pages "are not available", and any software I try to update, doesn't.
ipconfig says nothing is connected, though it shows I have an IP address.
I tried ipconfig/release+renew but it didn't work. After that I tried netsh winsock reset, rebooted the laptop and still nothing.
What course of action can I take now?