Uninstalled the broadcam and restarted the computer...windows went to automatically install it, however during the process a window came up saying:
Searching preconfigured driver folder
with an icon going in circles as if it was telling me to wait, however it never stopped so i clicked on close...afterwards went back into network adapters and found broadcom was there.
Still same problem persists...i tried to put the netgear router cd into the computer and run the setup and it said that my ethernet was disabled or not installed, and that i should enable ethernet or install ethernet adapter...
any other ideas? Thanks in advance thus far writhziden