Had a power outage last night. Turns out some poor shlub (hope he/she is ok) hit a phone pole, and knocked out power in two areas that I know of. Power was out for about 50 minutes. The only computer that didn't work after that was my home linux server that hosts some of our personal domains. Anyway, after fsck'ing the server it came back up fine. BUT... Networking was out. So, I began testing to see if my NIC card had been damaged for some odd reason due to this outage. (yeah yeah I know get a UPC backup) Strangely the machine could ping itself, but not the router. So, I typed into the console "/sbin/ifconfig" It told me my card was correctly configured, and up and running. It looked good. To make sure I typed on the command line, "cat /proc/dev/net" to make sure that my system was loading my card correctly. It is. Everything looks good, I just couldn't reach the router. I move on to testing the HUB with my S.O. (Significant Other). After testing with a laptop, ethernet cable, and the specific HUB, it turns out to be bad. We yank it, and hook the home web server up to the main switch. We are now up and running. WooHoo!!!