Hi, I recently purchased and installed a new ethernet card (and the drivers!) due to my onboard one being fried by a lightning strike... along with my modem. The installation went just fine and my computer now recognizes that there's an ethernet cord plugged into the port but it's giving me a "limited or no connectivity" result after it tries to acquire a network address, and when i click the 'troubleshoot' popup it tells me that it was unable to assign a network address. Is there any way to fix this? It's been about a week since this whole fiasco began and I'm ready for it to be over.
I run XP on my PC and I know that both my modem and ethernet cord work fine because I have connected the cord to my laptop.