Here is a pdf of my problem summary over the last three weeks or so with the system. It is a good read, if someone wants to pull any specifics out and use them on the WIKI be my guest. The bottom line of all this check and re-check your cabling when trying to talk at 1Gb.
here is the link to the wiki. I hope I did that right. It was my first wiki page. please feel free to let me know If I need to move it somewhere else. I am not sure how to rename the page other than by moving it, so if you could pass that info along it would be great. Thanks all. I just got my USB-UIRT so I will trying to setup my Express VU 6000 after some more reading. http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/The_Saga_of_Network_Issues_and_Fixes