[ubuntu netbook remix] Physical Ethernet Not Connecting

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Bit of background first: I'm in a bit of a situation here, as I'm in China for the next 3 weeks on a summe research deal. I've been here for 5 weeks, and somewhere around the first week my ethernet port stopped working for some reason. The wireless is fine, but any connected ethernet cable doesn't work with the netbook, even if they work with other laptops or computers. I referred to this thread first but the solutions offered there did not help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1460266 (HowTos)