Edit: Solved! (at least hopefully)
Redownloaded the Realtek Gigabit driver and had to click on repair and it seems to have worked
Not sure why, but running those bios settings seems to have tricked my computer or my router black listed me for an hour
(the option to install was not available, so similar driver was already on the system)
I plugged my modem in through the USB and it was working fine in the meantime
not reinstalling the driver right away is a bit nub but I did check for newer drivers in windows and it said they were current
anyway if u have a gigabyte board do not run SMART LAN unless u really have a problem!
So I was messing around in the bios settings and now I cannot connect to the internetz...
anyone have any Idea what it might be?
here are settings I know I changed
SMART LAN: I ran this, and it showed cable length and speed (I think this is the culprit)
HDD Smart: enabled
ACC: Hybrid and set to off
after rebooting I cannot connect to the internet
no connectivity or limited
connected at 100.0 mps
packets sent 400
what I have tried,
reset CMOS, reset bios to defaults
tried to repair XP, cannot get new IP address
did system restore, same issue
disabled gigabyte ethernet card and reenabled, no change
booted into Windows7,
says no connectivity, sends but no receive
attempting to repair says unable to obtain new IP address
i have reset modem and router, changed out old CAT cable and plugged directly into modem
internet works, I am typing on the Macintosh
So any ideas on what I broke and how I can fix it?...
doing that Smart LAN test could not have damaged my onboard ethernet, I doubt.
does anything need to be reset after running SMART LAN?