Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:15
I really appreciate everyone's help and I'm gonna try to answer each of you directly;
@+SC302, After trying everything that all of you suggested (plus some attempts on my own) I am still unable to acquire a connection so I think I'll be looking into making a trip to the local electronics store and purchasing an ethernet card. Also, I DID try resetting the IP but that hasn't seemed to do the trick either.
@Arachnoid, I did try safe mode with networking but am unable to establish a connection while in safe mode. Thanks for the tip regardless tho...
@TheDisneyMagic, I tried downloading the drivers but I'm having trouble with that. When I goto device manager and right click on the ??network card?? and click uninstall, it appears to be uninstalling something but then when I try to download the drivers on another computer, save them to a flash drive and attempt to install them onto the computer which doesn't have a connection, it tells me that the installation presently installed is newer / better than what I am attempting to install so it does nothing.
I think now I'll try a new ethernet card and see how that goes but if anyone has anymore suggestions I welcome your input and I thank you all again.