I have another dilema that I've just noticed and am hoping you can help.
After a reboot, the network services don't automatically turn on. If I go to the Control Center I can turn it on in a second. And oddly, if I open up the Control Center and go to the Connection section, after a few seconds it connects itself, but won't do this without being in the Connection section.
This was not the case on the other machine. After a reboot the network came up just fine.
Thanks again for the clues on getting the network up the first time!