Thank you for your reply. I did a complete re-install in the end as I just couldn't get things to work, only this time I installed the DVD version rather than the net-inst. I did find someone on, I think, the debian forum, saying they also didn't have wired connection but that was the only one. When I did a complete re-install the ethernet worked fine and was using the same driver as the net-inst so I have no idea what went wrong.. So now I have moved on to consider the wifi.
Ok, I have determined that the driver I require is iwlwifi and apparently it has been shipping with the kernel since version 2.6.24 so in theory I should have it already. So I checked whether it was being loaded by the kernel using:
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dmesg | grep 'iwlwifi'
dmesg | grep 'iwlagn'
and they both returned nothing, which is odd - perhaps I've done something wrong? So I used a Fedora 17 LXDE live CD (LXF one), ran lspci -v and found that the wireless card was a: Intel Centrino Wireless N-130, rather than a Intel 130 series which is what I was told by Debian. According to http://intellinuxwireless.org/
the iwlwifi has only been supporting that chipset since 2.6.37 and I have kernel 2.6.32, therefore this seems to be the issue. However, I have checked and according to the system there isn't any updates available. So now I have the question, how do I upgrade my kernel to 2.6.37 so that I can use my wifi?
Thanks again for any help, its greatly appreciated.