ok i used cable nut and something screwed up. i dont know what happened buy now when i try to connect to the net it wont find the page. the reason is cause i am using an Automatic Private Address. this used to never happen before today and ive used cable nuts tons of times. the only way i can get online is if i click repair in my network connections window or i wait 5 mins so the network tries to find the server again. i have 2 backups of the registry and tried to restore both to no avail. nothing works. any suggestions on what to do? ive found that i can add a reg key to fix this but the thing is, it used to work fine until today without the reg key. any suggestion?