But, when connected to the modem, it will not "renew the IP address" and displays all zeros in the ipconfig application. Somewhere else in my adventures (I cannot recall where), the PC only shows a PPP connection in a drop down menu. The network card is shown in device manager as working and well. It has a TCP/IP of its own.
I have been on the phone with Net Gear AND Sprint. I have switched our cards, switched slots, and Sprint has managed to get a ping through... only the computer doesn't seem to know how to use the network card.
Any idea what's going on before I pull out all of my (or someone else's) hair?