My network card (Rosewill RC-401-EX Network Card Gigabit Low Profile 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45) died this past week after two years of use so I bought a new network card with a higher user rating (Intel EXPI9301CT Desktop Adapter Gigabit CT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45) and attempted to install it.
The new card had no device drivers installed by default so I grabbed them from Intel and built and installed them per their directions.
Even though I had removed the defective network card, the 8.10 LinuxMCE system was still attempting to use it and it ignored my new card. I eventually tracked down this entry http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Internal_and_External_networks_swapped/not_working
and updated my /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file to eliminate the removed card and to provide the new card a the old card's name. My system then worked as expected again.
I was just hoping that a reboot after getting the new card installed with its device driver would be sufficient to get things functioning. Was there a more appropriate way for dealing with this situation?