"No connections are available" with wired connection in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Basically, my computer connects fine to the internet, but I can't access anything over the LAN nor can anyone see my machine. Network and Sharing center reports that "No connections are available" and doesn't even see my local area connection adapter, despite it working fine for internet access.
I'm not really sure when this started... it either started after I installed my new router(WNDR3700) or after I installed VMWare Player. All of the other machines work fine, so I know it's not the router causing this problem.
So far I've uninstalled the network drivers, uninstalled vmware, tried various registry edits and ran some other commands I found online, and nothing has solved this.
Has anyone seen a problem like this? My last resort is just formatting the machine, but I just got done building this machine not too long ago and really don't feel like going through that unless this issue can never get solved.
Attached is a screenshot of my Network and Sharing center..