hi, i am at wits end.i instaled IE8 and after installing and rebooting my network lead is showing as unplugged and no internet connection.
i have tested/changed the lead ,system restore would not work, uinstalled ethernet NIC,connection is ok (using it for this post) wired connection direct without router (it is a hard wire connection anyways) disabled connection and renabled . i ran a diag test and it says NIC working ok media not connected. i am certain it is a settings problem (virgin media BB)which IE has altered but i know nothing about network and connection settings. the etherent conector is an onboard RTL 8169/8110 family gigabit NIC