I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply I felt snubbed. At other forums I've been a part of, once your post falls off the front page it usually doesn't get answered. Forgive me for jumping the gun on bumping.
My original question is moot as I've switched to ethernet again -- however I DO still have a question. The ethernet card that I installed has Linux drivers available on their website, but the driver download is the same for all OS's. The archive it comes in, though, seems to only have exe's and .cab files. Am I missing something or is there a way to make drivers from that? Here's a link to the page, if anyone can help I'd much appreciate it! http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...op-pci-adapter
Also, lshw reports the card like this:
So does that mean I should look for a linux driver for that VIA chipset instead? The card is working, but not as optimally as it should. In Windows I'm getting my regular ISP speeds but in Ubuntu 12.10 I'm still getting less than %30 of that speed.
description: Ethernet interface
product: VT6105/VT6106S [Rhine-III]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:03:07.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.5.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.12 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:21 ioport:ce00(size=256) memory:fddff000-fddff0ff memory:fdc00000-fdc0ffff
Thanks again everyone for your support! I know these forums are great and I have huge respect for anyone who takes time out to help on a forum like this. I spent many hours on xda-developers writing guides for phones and I know how much time it really takes to help out!