[kubuntu] 7.10 wired connection problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – This morning I installed Kubuntu 7.10 on my secondary hard drive. The main one is running Windows 7 Ultimate. No internet connectivity is detected at all. I have the dreaded Realtek R8168 card which does not seem to work at all on my Kubuntu, but everything works fine in Windows. I have been perusing the forum (along with any other results google brings up) to find a solution. There are so many threads about this topic & most seem to all get solved... so I must be missing something or just going blind. Since I have to come to a different computer to ask this, it would be hard for me to pos (HowTos)