I check conncetions, then connect a laptop machine to the LAN cord-- works fine.
Plug back into the machine in question, no dice.
Check device manager -- network adapter working fine.
Check driver - fine and current.
Check plug in to be sure there is no "wiggle room". It is tiht.
Check system status - no clnflicts - BUT
there are five and a half devices running on IRQ 11.
IRQ's #2,3,5,5,10 and 16 are available.
Try to reassign the Video Adapter, an the Enhanced Audio Controller - but cannot do it. There appears to be no capbility to do that in device manager as pe window istructions.
Am I approaching this wrongheaded. or what?
Thanks in advance