I am running 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 (the first gen.). I was using my Ethernet port to connect to the internet until about two weeks ago - suddenly the system no longer recognised that port even existed and just kicked me offline. I am able to get online now with a wireless card (replaced the broadcom card, that was a whole different can of worms...).

Does anyone have any ideas why my system is unable to connect with the Ethernet port? If I plug in the cable nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated.