Windows 8.1 broke my internet :(
I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on friday and it basically broke my internet. The only way to access the internet would be through Metro apps or Internet Explorer. Chrome, Steam, Origin, etc couldn't connect.
Eventually, I was able to find a fix in the comment section of a youtube video, but I'm still disappointed at Microsoft especially considering it's point update in 2013. Nevertheless, here is what to do in case you have this problem.
Open Command Prompt as Administrator (Windows key + X) then run these commands and reset:
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset catalog