RE: Please confirm Inspiron Integrated Network interface dead
This was a very odd occurrence. It appears to have clobbered the input port on the 5 port switch that feeds my entertainment center as well as the computer's network i'face so I will be replacing that along with my network interface.. The computer itself seems to have survived as did the ADSL modem/router combo box. I appreciate the feedback. Not sure that UPS would have helped. I have surge protectors on all my power outlets (different units for computer and for switch) and the power itself never flickered.