Hey all, I built my computer a few years ago and have been upgrading parts as needed. I currently am using a EVGA Motherboard ( p55 FTW ) with 6gm ram. I've been using the built in ethernet adapters with no issues. I also am running Vista64. Last night, I attempted to upgrade to Win8, however I had a power fluxuation (power went out for 4 minutes) during one of the final reboot/restart phases of the upgrade/install. When the power came back up, I was informed that the upgrade had failed and then it reverted the install. Once that process finished, the machine came back up running Vista64, but it was unable to connect to the internet. I have "limited" connectivity. My home network is setup like this. I have Att Uverse and the modem is connected to a wireless router, which broadcasts the signal. My xbox and my housemates laptops can still connect via the wireless router. My desktop was direct-connected (single cable) to the Uverse router. I've tried the following, in an attempt to fix the issue. I've used ipconfig to release and renew my IP address, my dns I've used the built in tools (to windows vista) to repair the connections. I've tried useing the wireless routers hardline connection ports I've reset the uverse modem (dozens of times - much to the annoyance of my housemates) This morning, I purchased an asus NIC card and installed that: I still cannot connect. My computer is not recognizing the router, it keeps reporting an "unidentified network" What next steps should I take? Is it time for a hard drive wipe and OS re-install? Any advice would be appreciated.