Thank you very much for your response to my POST!
Have you changed anything on this PC, software or hardware?
No, I have not changed anything on this PC in the ways of hardware or software. NOTE: This very same computer in the exact same configuration works on the NET in Windows XP with DHCP configured!
Is the ethernet card link light illuminated?
YES, the ethernet card link light is illuminated green (on the card itself).
Is the hub, switch, or whatever is on the other end show a link?
YES, the hub on the other end that goes out to the network shows a "green link light" as well.
Does the output of lsmod show the NIC module loaded?
When I do a lsmod, I get the following modules loaded:
It does not appear to be loading my Ethernet module!!!
Try using ifconfig to manually configure an IP address. Any problems?
When I use ifconfig manually to configure an IP Address, I do the following:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.110
ifconfig eth0 netmask 255.255.255.0
route add default gw 192.168.1.1 (the IP of our router)
when I do an ifconfig, everything appears to be fine, but I can ping myself and I cannot ping anyone else and they cannot ping me!!! I get "destination host unreachable".
Thank you very much for your continued support in the solving of my problem!!!