1. The article [Q305549] explains step-by-step of how to configure a connection to the Internet using the Network Connections tool in Control Panel to establish connectivity between your computer and the Internet, a network, or another computer.
2. The article [Q813444] contains information and procedures used to troubleshoot situations where you cannot connect to SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web sites (https://).
3. The article [Q329441] explains that if you install Service Pack 1 (SP1) and then use the System Restore feature to restore Windows to a state before the installation of the service pack, you may experience the following symptoms:
a. You cannot create a remote access or Dial-Up Networking connection. All items on the "Network Connection" page of the New Connection Wizard are unavailable (dimmed).
b. The Network Connections folder is empty.
c. The Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) services do not start because of a dependency failure.
4. Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is a paragraph stating that if you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution. Specifically what hardware is used and means of accessing the Internet.