I tried all of your tips and still no love
I understand what you mean by having to ways to control the card (bit silly though) but still cant get any of the ways to work.
So I reinstalled FC9 with everything as defaults (automatic dhcp assign etc)
It deteced my card as eth0 marvel etc...
but again i got the prob even trying to connect to FC server to add custom programs to my install, it could never connect to he NET!!!
so over it, then installed anyway using the Gnome (all defaults) and rebooted.
Logeed into find same old probs.
yes by default the Network Manager was activated on the toolbar but had no connections detected, can even go into edit and try and add like my wired eth0 but im not sure wat settings are actually needed, for example the MAC address.
Then i tried the other way by disabling NM and using Network Config, it detected my card there without adding anything but was inactive, so i tried activating it but got he same error msg as my first post ^^^^^^^^^^
so this brings me back to sqaure 1.
this is the info i go back from ifconfig -a
actually cant find the saved txt file, but it said eth0 had like a MAC address of 00:00:00:00:00: etc
is that a big problem, its like the card is being gay