I know alot of people have posted the same topic but my situation is alot different than most! I am a soldier in Iraq right now and I am located at JSS Doura in Baghdad. Here in Iraq we have an Internet company called TigrisNet that provides us with internet. Well long story short one day after a patrol I was playing World of Warcraft, on my Qosmio X505-Q870 Laptop with a wired ethernet cable, as I always do on my downtime. When randomly I got DC'ed. As this happens occasionaly I alt+tab'ed out of the game to see the yellow triangle icon with the excalmation point in my system tray saying "Unidentified Network / No internet Access". As I am pretty knowledgeable about computers in general I tried to fix. I started with the easy and moved on up from there. I tried all these steps as follow. 1. I disconnected the ethernet cable and plugged it back in a couple minutes later to let it refresh network settings 2. Unplugged and plugged back in the switch I use to share Internet with my roomate. 3. I disabled than Renabled my ethernet port (Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) 4. I did ipconfig in the CMD prompt and tried releasing and renewing my IP. 5. I updated my ethernet port drivers. 6. I reset the winsock and nestsh log files. 7. I flashed/updated my bios. 8. I did a system restore 9. I checked for all forms of Bonjour and cleared out all that I found. 10. I cleared out any Adobe products as on the froums they said a recent update put many users in the same place as me. 11. I did an indepth scan with AVG for any Virus' and scanned for a malware or spyware with super anti spyware. 12. I cleaned my registry with Tweaknow Regcleaner. After all this and probably some steps i'm forgetting to list I am still getting the same symptoms! My computer is my only outlet to the outside world here in Iraq as I'm on a very small JSS and do not have phones anymore. I had to go through alot just to borrow this comp to post this. If you need any pics of any screens I am seeing plz just ask and I will post them. Any help would be appreciated! P.S.-I was thinking maybe my ethernet Port is fried but my comp reads it as functioning properly and the green a yellow light blink on it. So IDK My internet set up is -TigrisNet Internet tower on our base connects to a switch board and lines are run to each chu/room, than the line running into my room is plugged into a switch (D-Link 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch ModelES-1005D). Than two lines run from it one to my Laptop and one to my roomates Laptop. This setup has worked for 7 months til now.