Hardwire LAN not working

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello I repost this question 3 days after a 1st post associated to another unlucky fellow with same issue... I am running 12.04 LTS on an ASUS, my LAN card used to work until recently. It is no longer visible in ifconfig thus I suspect a kernel issue. NOT a hardware problem, I have a dual boot and all works fine with M$Windoze Below a few elements. Early thanks & BR HMag Code: root@asus2:~# uname -a Linux asus2 3.2.0-57-generic #87-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 21:35:10 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux lspci | grep net 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 Gigab (Hardware)