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"Limited or no connectivity" with wired ethernet

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I had a power surge that took out an outlet, the telephone base station that was plugged into it, and my wireless router, which was NOT plugged into the blown outlet but plugged into the surge protector power strip that all the computer components are plugged into. But the cable modem was plugged to the phone system for phone service and the computer for internet by way of ethernet(CAT5).

I am now plugged straight into the cable modem.
I can no longer get on the net now....get the "limited or no connectivity" error.
I can take the same CAT5 cable and plug into my laptop and it works just fine.
I got a new ethernet PCI card and installed it....same error message.
I have done the auto-repair...wont work.
I have gone to "network connection"...Internet protocol(TCP/IP) and put in the IP address, Subnet mask, etc...still wont connect.
Someone has told me to try and change video cards and/or sound cards because they could have gone bad and that will keep me from connecting...??
or something has gone bad on the mother board and it's toast...

All other functions of the computer work just fine...programs, games, video, audio, photo editing, etc...

Any ideas???
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