So I got a couple of emachine T5048 or some junk and for some reason the internet adapter never seems to want to connect to an internet connection. It originally had Windows 2005 Media Center Edition so I reformatted it into that OS, but the network adapter would hang at "Limited or No Connectivity". After sifting through the internet trying to find the drivers for this damn thing, I wasn't able to fix the internet issue regardless of uninstalling/reinstalling all sorts of drivers from emachines and intel's (it's an intel board) website. So I gave up and installed Windows 7 to see if it would fix the issue. But unfortunately I get the same problem. Anyone else have this issue before? It seems like after a long time of leaving the ethernet connection in, it eventually "connects" but to some IP thats waay out of the range of my router. I believe there might be some pre-registered IP that it was setup with, but wouldnt a reformat have wiped that?