I have an Acer Aspire M1610 desktop that has Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. The PC was just restored using a brand new set of Acer Restore Disks. After swappng CDs and rebooting a few times, Windows Vista was back up and running fine. When I tried to connect to the internet, I find I can't. I check Device Manager and it shows Other Devices with 'Network Controller' with a yellow exclamation point. Just above it is the Network adapter showing as SiS191 Ethernet Controller. No colored marks. Shows working fine. I have done an IPCONFIG /ALL and it shows the static IP address that I gave it which is the exact same as the rest of the networked PCs. I am using a LinkSys wireless router WRT54G. I can ping loopback, I can ping the adapter, but I can't ping the router. The PC is connected to the wireless router via a cable. I have changed cables and also changed ports on the router. There is only a solid green light in the back of the PC. When connected to the router, the front shows a solid green light like the rest of them. I have uninstalled the controller and then rebooted, but it can find it, nor can I direct it to the correct location on the hard drive. I have even turned off the firewall trying to rule that out.
I really need help my fellow experts! This one has been on my desk for waaay tooo many hours!!
thanks in advance for all suggestions.