I recently purchased an Arduino Ethernet shield, plugged it on top of my Arduino Uno and loaded up the WebClient/WebServer sketches that comes with the Arduino 0022 IDE, but I could not get it working.
I've tried a number of IP address configurations, played around with the router, etc., but to no avail. I can't ever ping the device, and never see it appear on the router.
If the 'link' LED on the Ethernet shield is not lighting up when I plug into the Ethernet jack, is this a sign of a faulty board? Or is there some other diagnostic test I can try to verify the board is OK?
I'm thinking the board is the problem and will try another one.