Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and am perplexed by an issue I'm having.
A while back I moved my desktop computer and no longer had access to ethernet so I just used wifi to connect to my router. I finally got around to running a new ethernet cable and now my ethernet no longer works. It just says "unidentified network" and has no connectivity. I checked on the router and it doesn't register anything on it. I tried using a static ip address, which didn't work any better. I then took my old Toughbook to make sure all me ethernet infrastructure was working, my Toughbook has no problem connecting to the network and internet using the same cables. My next step was I booted up into a live Linux mint cd to see if it was a driver issue with windows (The problem PC is running windows 10 btw) same issue was present. Next, I took my Toughbook and placed it where my router is to create a direct network between the problem PC and the toughbook. Both PCs had no problem networking between each other. My router is a combination modem/router from my internet service provider, I figured maybe there is something on its end that is preventing a connection, as I couldn't find any issue with it I performed a factory reset on it, I also tried different ports on it. As you can guess, it didn't help.
I'm kind of lost as to what the problem could be, any help would be great.
I'm using the Mobo built in ethernet adapter.
Windows 10 (fully updated)
Mobo Asus z97 pro gamer
CPU Intel 4790K
My network router/modem is a PACE 5168N