Sorry it took me so long to get this back up. I thought the machine that was serving as router had crashed, it had not, however, the device driver for the ethernet card had unloaded.
When I tried to load it it told me invalid argument. Odd since I hadn’t changed any arguments, in fact I had no arguments at all.
I spent about an hour and a half futzing with that and then decided to see if that driver was included with the generic kernel (different version), it was. I loaded the generic kernel (sub-optimal for our needs but okay until we get the new router running), and then I was able to get the card operational. However, I had messed up the network settings by this time and had to spend another two hours figuring it out, primarily because at some point I transposed the two connectors for network and LAN.