The new Acer Aspire One will not connect to the internet via my wired (Ethernet) connection although I can connect wirelessly (took the machine down the street to a free wifi hotspot and hooked up and downloaded all current software updates from Acer). I have edited the LAN account from DHCP to customized settings (entering all the IP/DNS account numbers from my ISP). The LAN account as well as the connection icon on the systray both indicate that I have a wired connection but I still cannot connect to the web. Really odd and obviously unacceptable. The ethernet connection should work right out of the gate. I don't believe my cable modem is at issue. All the other computers I've owned in the past 6 years have automatically hooked up with my modem....I have to believe it's DHCP compliant. Does anyone have a possible solution before I have to spend four hours on Acer's support line talking to someone from Bangalore? I did send Acer Support an email request for help.