After countless attempts to make my brand-new Linux box connect, I'm stumped. I installed Mandrake 10 a few days ago, and it ran fine. The next day, I got nada (shut it down the night before). No amount of configuring would get it to work. Tried re-installing Mandrake, no effect. Tried it with the Knoppix LiveCD, and it would connect. Installed SuSe 9.1, and it wouldn't. I researched everything I could, tried the multitude of fixes with no resolution. Tried removing the XP box & switch, same result. All distros would detect the on-board ethernet just fine. Here are the particulars:
BellSouth DSL with Westell Wirespeed modem model 2100
Linksys switch model EZXS55W
XP box has Broadcom 440 on-board
Linux box has SiS900 on-board
Both boxes have MSI mobos
All distros used were downloaded from LinuxISO.org.
Thanks in advance for any and all help (I sure would like this to work before I try another distro).