I recently built a computer using the components listed below. I have installed and verified Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I inserted the motherboard driver disk and installed all the drivers.
My problem is that the Ethernet port does not seem to be working. I plug the cord into the port, but the indicator lights on the port do not turn on, and Windows does not recognize that a cord is plugged in.
This is my first foray into computer building, so please don't spare the any answers on account of them being too obvious. Is there a specific cable that I failed to plug into the motherboard? I was thinking that the port may need to be separately powered from the power source, but I couldn't find any cords or ports that seemed to be missing.
Here is my component list: