It's a direct wired connection with no router. Just a network connection and a shared dial up connection.
Anyway, I had a sudden power outage the other day in the middle of a system update. Fortunately my Xbox was fine but now I can't access my Windows firewall on my PC because the "Internet Connection Sharing" service is disabled. I went to the services editor where I see the ICS set to Automatic but not currently running. I try to start it and I'm told that it can't start because it's either disabled (no) or there are no devices associated with it.
All the programs in it's dependency list aren't started either, so I turned them all on but ICS still won't do anything. Worst still is the fact that I can't even access my PC's media library from my Xbox even though the media sharing software is running. I use that allot so this sucks.
So, basically, after a power outage, my LAN has become stupid. It establishes a connection but I can't share anything on it. I have refreshed all my settings and my PC runs fine except for this. My Xbox isn't the problem either.
I have seen allot of examples of this happening on various message boards but the solutions offered where WAY over my head, involved Vista and/or Linux, and always concluded differently. So it seems that this can happen for many reasons and each with a different solution. Anyone know where I should start to fix this?
Forgot to mention: My Xbox can't confirm my IP address. When I try to repair my LAN it stops when trying to repair the IP address.
Edited by All Meshed Up, 06 April 2009 - 10:34 PM.