Upon logging into Precise, my network connections shows 'Enable networking.' I cannot access my wired connection or my VPN, but I do have an internet connection.

To access my wired connection or VPN, I have to uncheck 'Enable networking' which kills the net connection. Then I have to recheck 'Enable networking' and finally the options for the wired connection and VPN are visible.

This makes no sense to me and I don't recall Lucid acting like this. Please help me if you can or set fire to me - which ever is appropriate.