Error Getting... A network cable is Unplugged
OK so, Brand new Office built, everything went smooth as a coffee tabel
, well, except the network issue that is.
Biostar A880G+ Mobo
AMD PH II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz
4GB GSKILL F3-10666 RAM
WD WD3000BLFS Velociraptor HDD
PSU ANTEC EA-380D GREEN RT
Again, all the wires and cables are plugged where they should go (AFAIK), pc boots perfectly, Bios is at DEFAULT (Optimal Settings). Installation of windows XP w/SP 3 also went well. Now it was time to install the Motherboard CD drivers and that also went well but after restarting I found myself dumbfounded when I couldn't get to the internet.
After the immediate panic, I uninstalled the driver and installed it again... nothing
Went to the Biostar site (on my own PC
) and downloaded their latest drivers... nothing.
Uninstall the NIC drivers and shut down the PC, plugged in an old Gigabit PCI NIC Card I had working on my old office PC, downloaded newest driver for it, start the pc, installed drivers, restart, plugged the Network Cable to the PCI Nic... nothing.
Tried having both Network ports installed so I could switch the cable between them (onboard and PCI)... nothing
Google search for some answers, Change Speed & Duplex from "Auto" to Full Gigabit Duplex"... nothing
Cable, Router and Hubs are good, checked them all against my own PC..
Throw me a bone people, I am at my wit ends here
... I can not believe this is souring the good taste I had in my mouse because I had built the PC with no outside help whatsoever!