I've been having an issue with my desktop's networking. First off, it is using the integrated Via Rhine network adapter. The issue is, on one of the network ports in my house, it will connect, then disconnect, then connect again, within a 2 or so second cycle. It works fine with the other ports in the houes. The port in question also works fine, as it works with my laptop (both computers are running Debian Etch). It is not the cable either, AFAICT, as I have tried multiple, two of them brand new.
So the question is, what would cause this behavior? And, more importantly, how can I fix it? I haven't found any answers on Google, but I am quite possible searchingly challenged.
Any help would be appreciated. I realize that this is not a general issue forum, nor is this a Z-related topic, but I figure that this is the off-topic section, and there are probably some networking gurus here who could help.