Mike, just checking/thinking out loud here...
Are you 100%:
- sure this is an LS2 and not an LS1? (does it have a crossover cable switch in the back?)
-all firewalls down (especially if you are in Windows)?
- ...and I'm wondering if there is something else we could check...
- it is a known good ethernet cable?
To me, your box doesn't sound bricked, you just aren't able to reach it through the network, perhaps.
Do you have some sort of network scanner like NMAPFE or AutoScan-Network? (these are available for free in Linux) With one of these you could scan to see if : A) it is present on your network, and B) which ports are open.
The blinking lights/LEDs also give a clue.
The LEDs both come on, the power one flashes for a few moments then goes solid, and if I have it plugged into my router the Link LED is continuously on green.
Are you saying that when you have it attached directly/cabled to your computer, the Link/Act LED _isn't_ on, but when connected to your router, that same LED is lit? If so, you have a problem w/ your ethernet setup on your computer, possibly/probably.
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission
print server, Firefly
for my Roku
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org
lately... => wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'