Long story short. Got my mobo today, hooked everything up, spent 4 hours troubleshooting and the intel gigabit LAN still won't connect to my router or modem.
I've tried everything from installing different OS to different drivers to using diffent cables and connecting them to different ports on the router. Nothing works. The orange and yellow lights on the ethernet port keeps blinking every second at the same time and it keeps telling me in windows that the cable is unplugged. Again I know for sure it's not the cable or the router that is broken because I have tested it on my other pc and it works fine.
Only conclusion I can come up with is that the LAN port is defective unless I'm missing something. If someone with the board can give me some ideas on what could be wrong that would be great, or someone from Asus.
I'm running windows home prem 64 bit and I have tried pro 64 and it still doesn't work.