Re: Ethernet connection not recognised.
Did you set up a dns server ?
Regrettably, Matt, I have tried this workaround by applying the changes for a fixed IP address, etc, as per the links you referred to but without success.
Post changes, the bootup displayed a message 'Waiting for Network Configuration' under the startup Ubuntu logo screen, and would take all of a minute to present the desktop.
Then the network connection symbol would be shown on the top toolbar (Eureka) but alas no internet connection when using the browser or email.
Please post the output of
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