I need help getting my homemade computer onto the internet through Ethernet. I have a cable attached to my computer and it is lighting up as if it were working but I am not connected to a network. I know it is not a problem with my Ethernet cable because I have tried it on other computers successfully. When I entered ipconfig/all in the command prompt it showed up with media state as disconnected and no IP address. Can anyone help me?
The network card is integrated into the motherboard but I would be willing to buy a new network card if I am completely sure that is the problem. However, I did check the device manager and the ethernet controller device is not working and the drivers for it seem to be missing. I tried downloading new drivers and they are not compatible.