Alright I check the vendors download site
unzip the driver. Under the Linux director it contained only on file
GUID.TXT which contained a bunch of info. The following was the pertinant part
"(2.) Kernel Don't Support Driver:
If your kernel doesn't support RTL8139 series, you should compiler driver
by yourself. Please contact http://www.scyld.com/network/rtl8139.html
to get source code. The compiler command is located on the end of source
code. Maybe like "gcc -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c".
If you couldn't compiler success, maybe you should refer to error message
and copy library or head file to Linux."
I then followed the link and ended up downloading all of the drivers from the following link
Created a directory and unzipped it into that directory. Ran
make pci-scan.o rtl8139.o;
try inserting the modules;
If it works the copy the modules into the lib directory.
cp *.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net;
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`;
edit the /etc/modules.conf to use this modules instead of 8139too.