[QUOTE=Tinkster;4117905]Not much to go by; your distro uses "Network Mangler, errh, Manager"?
Either way - what does the physical link light say when you can't connect?
And - instead of the gui tools - what do good old ifconfig & ethtool have
to say about the adapters and their status?
Which of eth0 and eth1 is actually connected to the router?
Thanks for your interest.
Unfortunately I don't have much to go on myself. Having minimal Linux experience doesn't help. Your "network mangler" descriptive seems apt, as it is lying to me. When the connection functions, as now, it is always connected to eth1'. Not withstanding, if I check the menu item System / Preferences / Network connection, the "Last Used" column shows that neither eth0 or eth1 have ever been used. Not a confidence builder. All the available menus from this point are either automatic, or blank.
Hardware is not an issue. Both the second computer, printer, and the IPTV box are live and on line while the Linux box is unable to connect. Just to be certain, I swapped all the ports around, but it does not resolve the problem.
Am I wrong in thinking that boot script may have a bearing on this?
Last edited by czl; 10-05-2010 at 04:06 PM.