Added switch to network and lost connection...
I have a bit of an interesting problem. I have a small network with only 2 computers: the despised WinXP box and my beloved Linux box running Mandriva 2006 Free. I recently installed Oracle on my window box and got just a little annoyed that I was being assigned a 192.168.2.* address by my router, so I decided to pick up a cheap switch. I bought an "Airnet 8 port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Switch" (AEG108 ) and installed it today. My window box took it into stride, but my linux box doesn't seem to want to work with it no matter what I try. I went into the configuration center and fooled around with reconfiguring, deleting, and re-adding connections, etc.
I've spent the last 4 hours looking everywhere I could to try to find a solution/workaround for this, but to no avail. I even tried re-installing Mandriva, but still no result. Has anyone else run into something like this? Or does anyone have any idea as to what might be causing this? Thanks in advance!