"Access to Local only" has me baffled

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Paul-ish

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When I look under "Network Connections" on my Vista machine it says "Access to Local only" as pictured here.

I just started up my computer today and with the exception of a short while, I only get the aforementioned error when I try connect to the internet. I have tried using different cables, both cat 5e and cat 6. I have tried using both the gigabit Ethernet ports that came as a part of my motherboard and a gigabit Ethernet cart that is plugged into a PCI slot. I have also tried switching the ports on the Ethernet switch that the machine is plugged into. I have a secondary machine that works fine in all the ports on the switch. I am also having no luck connecting with my built in wireless adapter. I have even booted with a Linux live CD, and get a similar "limited connection" error with that.

I am completely out of ideas, can anyone help me diagnose this problem? I am feeling really desperate here. If you need more information just ask. Thanks!
 

JohnWill

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Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

TerryNet

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You mentioned a switch and another computer. Of what else does your network consist? (router? modem?)
 
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