We has a severe lighting storm a couple of months back, and ever since the storm I have not been able to connect to the internet on my desktop computer. The computer is running Windows XP with a VIA KM400-8237 motherboard according to the DXDIAG. The computer boots up fine and runs fine but it will not detect when I plug in the Ethernet cable from the router. I had to replace the router and modem from the storm also after the surge protector was fried.
I was wondering if lightening could have came through the Ethernet cable, which did not have any form of surge protection, or what could be wrong with the motherboard? I tried to google a network driver for the motherboard but I had no such luck.