I bought this ethernet shield a couple of years ago. I'm trying to make it work but had no success after a few hours.
Some of the scenarios I've tried is using the provided sketch for WebServer setting up an IP address on the same network as my computer (connected with a cable, no routers or hubs) I've used the following sketch (https://gist.github.com/3863070
When I reset (or power up) the arduino, I only get a message "server is at 0.0.0.0" on the serial monitor. As if, for some reason the ip could not be configured.
I've tried to change the mac address with no success.
I've tried using an external power source also with no success.
I'm using an arduino diecimila and a Ethernet Shield v1.0 by Seedstudio.
Any help would be great.