It's really a work machine on a home network. I have admin access on the machine. But when I bring it to work it's part of a domain that I dont have admin on.
Just set it up again from scratch. I would also suggest uninstalling/reinstalling the NIC drivers (in case of corruption) or updating same.
What part are you suggesting I re-set up? It's behind my router, no firewall running; and it's a laptop - so I'm really just using the router as an interface onto the net.
You sure it's not a firewall issue of some sort? They can become corrupted also (what can't?).
I have another machine behind the router as well. What I really see is when I run Shareaza, it cant get the TCP connections. I had port 6346 port forwarded on the router. If I aim the port forward to my other machine that one works fine. I reset the router, uninstalled and reinstalled Sharaza. I have a wired port and wireless, and primarily use wireless - I'll double check that this happens regardless of which NIC I use (but I'm almost sure it's all). I dont have Windows firewall running, and although I have Adaare and Network Associtae VirusScan, I dont have them running - and I cant think (or see any processes) that would be firewalling it. I ran the traffic analyzer on this machine with the problem - and I see the TCP packets come in for that port, but it says there is no destination port.
But I can do the netstat and it says 6346 is open and "listening", and the process associated is Shareaza - so it's something in between layers there I think???