I'm having an issue with my laptop as far as the ethernet connection. I noticed that I won't be abe to get out to the internet or anywhere if I'm connected via ethernet. I'll connect to the same model machine and I'm able to get out to the internet. I've shutdown both machines at separate times to make sure I'm not missing something, but the same machine will not be able to get out to the internet. I used to have an alternative IP setting on it, but I even changed that and the same issue continues. I also checked the device manager to verify the nic is not showing any issues as well.