I built a new computer and want to install Linux on it. I loaded a couple different flavors and they detect there is a NIC but it won't connect to the network. It looks like it tries and tries but never connects. Network is using DHCP so not getting an address shouldn't be the issue. I figured the drivers might be an issue but the NIC on the mobo didn't have linux drivers so I bought a PCI NIC that people seemed to not have issues with, by searching the internet. I bought a D-Link DGE-530T. I put it in and it's acting the same way. I install windows and the intgrated NIC works fine so it can't be the hardware itself. Anyone use this D-Link card before or anyone have any advice on what to try? Went to the D-Link site to get the latest drivers too.
Also, looking at the README in the drivers folder, it references files that aren't even included so I don't get what that's about.