Originally Posted by gabel1
When I went into device manager, I got my linksys network card under network adapters and under other devices, there is something that says ethernet controller with a yellow exclamation point over it.
The yellow explanation point means drivers are not installed for the device. You said you have a built in Cat5 connection on the mobo, and didn't install the software for it, this is where you see it at. This is also the reason it shows up in network connections, with limited or no connectivity. XP see's the device, but doesn't know how to use it.