Great question concerning conexant. As I stated I am using a 2wire modem connected via a ethernet cable which then connects to my computer also via a ethernet cable. I use the router for a wireless conection to my son computer.
I looked through my system and manuals and found no reference to conexant.
I ran the same system info I listed above from the live CD. It was identical to that when I booted from my USB.
connect to the internet from the live CD. Can not
connect while booted from the USB. I have no problems as well when using windows and mepis. Stranger still I can send and receive packets to my IP. But I can't connect via my browser nor can I connect via the synaptic update for downloads. Further still while operating from the USB stick my son's computer still has internet access. Weird :O
I also ran the driver checker and all it did was update my nvidia graphics driver. The desktop looks great