Hi, I'm a recent switcher having just received my first 24" iMac yesterday and am extremely happy with it except .... (gasp) there's a problem. When I plug my ethernet cable into the iMac, the system doesn't recognize that it's there. In the Network Preferences panel (or whatever its called, i only got to play around with it for 3 hrs yesterday) its says "Status: Ethernet Cable not connected". So then i go to System Profiler and under Network, there is no Ethernet (should there be?). Anyway i was hoping to get some help as i have just jumped ship from XP and although I have done my research on Macs, I never recall coming up against such a problem mentioned in these forums. Could this be a hardware problem? I would hate for this to ruin my first Mac experience. Thanks in advance for any help at all.