DSL connection with Router on p2p network- XP Pro-sp2-- All fine prior to storm last night that knocked power out- Now machine appears fine except unable to connect to internet-sometimes connection shows cable unplugged and sometimes shows connected but both ways still unable to connect.
1) Removed connection and re-installed---Failed
2) Tried another cable connected to same dsl modem and router from a working machine-Failed
3) Disabled on-board networking in bios and installed a networking card---Worked---
Is it likely that the storm knocked something out on the on-board networking hardware or is it possible the problem could be related to software or setup?