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This post should go in linux section.
The issue will be how to configure the NIC or if needed find and install the correct files to support the nic you have. Most common nics are supported in linux, not all.
repost in linux please.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10