Originally posted by Cedrik
I don't think your network prob is related to tulip driver, instead I would investigate with the
network config and if you use dhcp, the availability of the dhcpd server
here's my observation. after letting my laptop to cool off for a whole day i started it just now and lo and behold! i've got networking working!
i forgot to mention that i have static ip (my bad) so no it's not a question of the network config. what i'll do now is leave my laptop on for the rest of the day (without rebooting) and let's see if it's really a heat problem.