I cant figure it out.. my linux install that is, Its the same hardware that I have been using since day one. I can install Debian with the defualt Kernel of 2.20… and yeah it all works fine and dandy, but the 2nd I go and install Kernel 2.4.18-k6 and reboot, all looks fine but the damn NIC stops functioning. Never had this issue before, after multiple installs it keps doing the same thing, maybe something is wrong with the NIC? or jsut maybe my parents should have gotten me one of these when I was a kid DNA Kit for Kids, it would have made me wiser I think. Prob. would have done more for me than a damn chemistry set… who the hell knows.