Home network failure.
Go downstairs, plug in physical cable from router switch port to laptop's Ethernet port, no response. Get serial console working, use 3G cell wifi to grab manual.
Router won't talk to me.
Find WRT54G, plug in as temp fix.
Nope. No response. >10years old, prob dead.
Go to store, buy Netgear "router," it's a bridge configured with android app. Nope!
Drive to Microcenter, buy 54G. And... nope?
New laptop ethernet dead. Old laptop, 5 min fix.