Thanks for the reply, however I have gotten the internet to work.... I don't know why it stopped working in the first place...
I downloaded a driver or w/e via my phone, uploaded on comp, extracted, and ran the setup in a folder, it updated my drivers past what they were before, and the internet works! Any idea as to what the hell happened? Haha.
I reckon either corrupted file or registry entry relating to the network card driver... from my experience disabling/re-enabling an adapter will fix quite a few temporary hardware type issue but windows holds on to all the settings.
A new driver will often reset all of the settings (and copy new files) thus fixing the corruption problem.
You might also notice if you have a usb wifi dongle, changing the port installs the hardware as network device #2 - this sometimes fixes seemingly unfixable adapter issues as well.