Abnormal networking issue

ok ive got a networking issue in windows vista.. but its beside the ordinary.

the drivers are fine, they tell me theyre fine, theyre in there, theyre not disabled in the bios or anywhere..

the computer can see other wireless networks..

in network connections there is no sign of issue, everything seems as though it should work

theres nothing wrong with the hosts file

theres no proxy blockage

the ipv4 and ipv6 configurations are how they should be (set to automatic)

hijack this cannot find anything out of the ordinary

autoruns cannot find anything out of the ordinary that would be blocking this

there are no rogue processes

there are no rogue services, and all services that should be on are on

netsh winsock reset isnt doing any help..

its not a hardware issue because the ubuntu trial disk can access networks and the internet..

its definately something in vista stopping the network from connecting but i dont know what

all i know is that when i try to connect to one of the networks that the wireless sees, it accepts the password and it cannot connect

and when i plug in an ethernet cable, the lights on either side of it light up, but the computer shows no responce otherwise.. the network connection doesnt seem to activate to the fact its connected.

anyone got any ideas??
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  1. check to see that your pc is in fact getting a valid ip address from the router.
    start/run cmd
    for local area connection 1 (generally) you should something like this:

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    If you see a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address, then you are not receiving an ip address from the router and have limited connectivity.

    if you are getting a valid ip address, trying to ping the router:
    ping (or whatever your gateway address is)
    if it replies, try to ping google.com
    ping google.com

    if it replies, then you are indeed connected, try to access the internet.
    if google.com does not reply, there is something else going on. Let us know what you get and we will go from there.

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