Yeah, it's staying on now. But it got ugly, and network still not working...
(I had linux mint9 dual boot -- then looked in Bios to make sure both network connector were enabled (yes)
then don't know what happened but the grub was toasted, so couldn't find windows... Just reinstalled - thus the network staying on now). mint9 now gone.
OK, so I got my PC set-up with a Home Network. My Laptop says it has a home network.
Windows says to go to sharing then hit the JOIN button. No join button on either machine.
Both machines have sharing turned on completely, also have windows firewall OFF for home network.
My PC has ethernet#2 going to modem, connected to interwebz, ether#1 goes to my laptop.
The diagnostic tool just runs me around in the same circles but never tells me what the problem is.