i have been battling this issue for the past 2 days, thus far i am not winning ...
out of the blue my wired network went to local access only. wireless devices work fine, plugging ethernet into another machine works fine as well. i have attempted multiple suggested fixes with no positive results. some details about the problem:
when testing with ipconfig i get assigned a default IP (162.xxx) and no default gateway
i can ping local (127.xxx) but not router or beyond
safe mode with connectivity
updating all drivers
nothing works and i am getting quite desperate since i kinda like this machine. i am totally lost, please help !