Today I connected my laptop up to a network, but couldn’t get on the Internet, or anywhere, for that matter. I was just about to start looking into the issue, when I noticed an exclamation point on the network connection on my screen. I hovered over it, and it offered to diagnose my problem. I thought “sure, let’s give that a try”. I clicked on “Diagnose my problem.” and within a few seconds, it reported that I had a static IP address set, and would I like to change to dynamic to fix my problem? I responded yes, and sure enough, all of my troubles were resolved. I had forgotten that I set a static IP address the night before when working on some network equipment. I may have been an idiot and forgotten that I set that, but it looks like Windows 7 might just be idiot proof.