hi,i am using hathway cable broadband connection without any external modem or router. my net stopped working suddenly,the cable when connected to a friends laptop works fine. in my system, the packets on local area connection is sent automatically even when not connected. but when i connect, its same and does not receive back any single packet of data. i am not able to connect to internet, the cable guy suggested me to format the system or to buy a new router. i tried winsock fix and updating my driver, but both of no avail. kindly help me. i am using a toshiba laptop with windows 7. 32 bit os. please i want to resolve this.