I can't access web content (like a simple HTML file) on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine, either locally or remotely. I tried connecting to IIS (running on port 80) and the built-in Visual Studio web server (running on port 23456) but for some reason, the request never makes it to the web server and both IE and Firefox timeout. The firewall and antivirus have been stopped. I tried accessing the web server using http://localhost, http://127.0.0.1 and http://192.168.1.109 and none work. The hosts file looks like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1
I tried commenting out both lines and un-commenting both lines. No difference.
So I assume something with the networking stack must be screwed up on this machine. Any advice on diagnosing/fixing this?