On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Andrew McGlashan
I cannot believe this thread is still going -- it is way beyond funny now it's ludicrous to say the least!!!!
Your Ethernet device is broken and if it is not broken, then get someone else to fix this problem for you as you are only going around in circles and getting nowhere.
I should add, your earlier suggestion to boot from a Live CD is a very good one.
It would provide a very quick method to determine if the hardware
or the OS install was faulty. If the Live CD works to get on the 'net,
then the notebook hardware is fine and the install/configuration is botched.