Hey there ST:T
I've never had such trouble with my wireless net on my desktop, here's the skinny... Every other PC and device in my house has local and internet access except for my desktop. It will connect to the router fine and have local capabilities.. but it won't connect to the internet.
_Linksys Wireless G receiver
_Verizon DSL via an Actiontec router,
_an Asus M3A78-T mobo, if that helps
_Vista Ultimate 32bit (*cough*, we'll say it's.. a slim version... PBNation supports legal software ^_^)
-Re-installing drivers for the receiver... I even tried using my back-up receiver..
-Disabling/re-enabling the device via device manager
-ipconfig /release \ /renew
-Virus scan [all clean]
-Resetting router/PC [of course]
-Turned every firewall off possible
I simply opened two webpages as normal, then it wouldn't connect to the next.
I'm out of ideas... I appreciate anyone's thoughts, thanks
EDIT: interesting find, seems internet access works in Safe Mode + Networking.