I seem to be having some issues to get my wired NIC (ar8132 chipset) up and running.

any time I try to boot the nic up (running dhclient, ifconfig eth0 up, etc. etc.) much to my dismay, I start getting the flowing error streamed to the shell (repetitively)

irq event 28: bogus return value f8101600
[<f80caa30>] (atl1c_intr+0x0/0x610 atl1e])
and this error loops until I bring down the interface

Googling and a search of these forums hasn't rendered anything of consequence, if somebody's networking-fu is greater than mine, I would greatly appreciate the assistance.