Yes it's been checked, checked, double-checked, what happens if I change this, what happens with that, what about this?
I'm shaking my head here. What is it with the 8139 chipset?
I could easily walk away and buy another NIC card but it would not help someone else.
So once more into the breach - and it'll probably turn out to be something really dumb, but, it worked prior to 2.15 and not afterwards.
What changed? I thought maybe I was getting mapped to the wrong driver at one time but someone else should have reported problems by now if that was the case.
I will keep at it.
Thanks for the input - Cheers.