I own a Dell Precision 670 Dual xeon 2.8ghz 4gb memory. I just loaded win 7 on it this morning. Went to windows update and got the latest critical updates w/ some stuff for explorer 8. Also some drivers for my hardware. Since then I have been unable to connect to the internet. I'm on now with a Compaq gaming pc going through a dlink router and dsl modem. I using essentially using the same connection through a different port on my router. I tried ping through ipcongig and all 4 packets were lost. Win 7 networking says I'm connected to the internet. But openning browsers(both IE 8 and foxfire) only results in timeouts. I also cannot update av, firewall, or spyware products. I figure since pinging doesn't work all the stuff after it wouldn't but I want to provide as much information as possible to help with trouble shooting. Also when I go into device manager, I don't have any warnings that my gigbyte ethernet connection is not working.