WSAEAFNOSUPPORT (10047) Address family not supported by protocol family.

Normally what this means is that the socket being opened is being attempted with a protocol that doesn't support the function, or in short, trying to do TCP stuff when TCP isn't correctly installed. NetBEUI does the network browsing, and ICMP is a function of the IP layer and therefore will work if TCP isn't. (It's a UDP datagram signal.)

I've seen this issue come up before, and normally people just wipe the system out and reinstall, cause, y'know, killing an ant with a sledgehammer is so preferable. :P This is going to be a shot in the dark probably, but try uninstalling TCP/IP completely and reinstalling those drivers again. This might repair the offending driver. Let me know.

i don't happen to know you...

and i don't happen to know what the hell you just said. :-P

just had to comment on that.
i'm jealous of your computer abilities though. i happen to suck at stuff. just ask meddie

haha, were you really bored or what? :P

yeah basically.

it was either that or gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon. but i like porn too much to do that.


haha :P Mmm, pr0n.

Bleh, I buckled down and did a complete clean install tonight. The damn thing works now. :P