Strange problem here. I have disabled the on-board LAN on an ASUS P4V8X-MX board due to fact I am wireless. Router in one place, two computers elsewhere. Anyway, for past two days, on initial boot-up, the disabled ethernet connection tries to connect. At least, I think it is that connection. On the system tray something that looks like Neptune's spear keeps poping on and off. Pops on for about three seconds then goes off for about two seconds. The control center for the wireless shows a good connection. Just keeps resetting when the spear pops on and off. I can still surf.
Wireless adapter package just says "wireless usb 11n adapter".