Try Controlpanel/system/devices (don't know exact name in english)
see if you have a LAN-driver installed (ie gigabit network connection or similar)
If you hav the LAN-cable connected to PC and to the router you should have a green or orange LED lighting if hardware is ok.
I thank you for your inputs
The lights do illuminate when the Ethernet Cable is connected
I have just tried ipconfig/renew - still no results
I don't know how to check in the BIOS to see if the LAN is disabled
Any advice please
BIOS depends on your motherboard. During boot, it should say something like F2-Setup or something of the sort. Once in, look for onboard lan or similar and make sure it's endabled. Normally, these are on by default.
You can also check the device manager in windows and see if it lists a network card.