Diagnosing NIC card, post lightning strike
All I know is my wife left one of our network computers on after she turned off the speakers (it's for streaming NPR b/c our local affiliate sucks) and later that day there was a lightning strike that made a number of electronics in the house blip off then back on.
Now the stream no longer comes on, and I cannot ssh to it, regardless of what possibility I try from 192.168.1.101-10 (never has gone higher than 103 in the past).
I hooked up the machine to my display in the other room, and the only thing that seems to be non-functioning now is the NIC, but I don't know really what the problem is, I can only guess it had to do with the lightning strike.
Yes, I got very lucky.
But can anyone suggest what commands, or what I should look for in dmesg, that I should use to test whether the NIC is really toast?
It runs Debian 4, I think (certain it's Debian, just not absolute about version)