i diagnosed my problem as a bad LAN card, so i replaced it.
just a regular LAN card, PCI i think, nothing different.
as im snooping around, i notice motherboards today come with built in LAN, available in the rear I/O bay area.
is this the same thing ??
outside cable line > cable modem > motherboard's LAN ??
are onboard LAN comparable/better than stand alone LAN cards ??