I was actually just about to use an Ubuntu Live CD to check it. The first thing I would have tried is a PCI NIC card if I had any. I don't have much computer stuff anymore like I used to.
I was going to go to the computer store to pick a card up, but they haven't opened for the day yet. As I mentioned in my first post, I tried several different cables and nothing worked. My switch doesn't register that computer as plugged in. I shut it down last night and turned it back on today to the same thing.
I also tried using either one of the 2 drivers ASUS had on their site for the ethernet. Neither worked after uninstalling the previous one.
In Ubuntu it still doesn't work. I'm going to pick up a PCI card when I get to the store and hopefully that works...
I installed a new PCI NIC card. It fixed the issue...however now that I have that installed neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer will open. All other EXE files seem to open fine. I ran an AVG scan with no results, hijackthis no results. I'm running malware bytes now with nothing so far. Seems I have got something, but for some reason it only stopped me from opening web browsers. It will pretend it's opening with the little loading ring, then the ring goes away and the program remains unopened. I opened msconfig but the only thing in startup is AVG.