I've recently downloaded BT2.0 Final (Having previously used BT 1.0 and 2.0 Beta), however, so far I have had no luck in getting my wired LAN interface to work.

Using BT 1.0, and 2.0 Beta, entering:
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.5 netmask 255.255.255.0
# ifconfig eth0 up

has allowed me to successfully:
# ping 192.168.0.1

As one would expect.

Doing the same with BT 2.0 Final gives the following message when attempting the ping:
# ping 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.0.5 icmp_seq=n Destination Host Unreachable
.
.
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--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
7 Packets transmitted, 0 received, +6 errors, 100% packet loss, time 6016ms, pipe 3

The results are identical to if there is no Ethernet cable attached, but there is, and the link is know to be working, because it works fine under BT 2.0 Beta.

This same error occurs whether I am using the HDD Installation or the Live CD.

Also, the other computer (In this case IP Address of 192.168.0.1) can not ping or make any other connection to the laptop running BT 2.0 Final, and WireShark running on 192.168.0.1 detects no packets from 192.168.0.5 (BT) and detects the ARP Requests from itself, but no ARP Replies from BT 2.0

ifconfig confirms that the interface is indeed up, and configured with the right IP Address / Subnet Mask, and shows the correct MAC Address, so it is not a matter of the NIC not being detected.

I am able to successfully ping the local interface ie:
#ping 192.168.0.5


I have talked with a couple of the IT teachers at TAFE (Educational Institution), but they have no idea what is going on.

Does anyone here have any idea what the problem might be???

(I will do my best to provide any other information people might need)

Some new Info I just got:
Have just run BT 2.0 Final (Live CD) on a TAFE computer, and successfully configured eth0 interface and pinged.

NIC on my laptop (Which I can't get to work) is a Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigibit (rev 03) Ethernet card.

(Is it possible that this card isn't properly supported by BT 2.0 Final, whereas it was in 1.0 and Beta?)

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