HI Ray, thanks for the response.
– there are no LED’s lit on the ethernet jack or on my network switch.
– I have tried DHCP on and off – still don’t get past ‘Connecting to network’
I’ve removed the ethernet controller and there are no bent pins – i’ve checked the joints and they look ok. 25 Mhz crystal appears to be in correct location. will post photos shortly of front and back of pcb