OK kind folk, here's the update, not good news really.
Spoke to BT for a while and got the LAN working by doing a DOS resetlog.txt thing, that got the LAN working. However still couldn't connect using IE or FF but Skype said it was connected and on line. ( Couldn't really test this as currently no Mic/Spkrs connected. )
Reset Router and this stopped the VOIP working and still couldn't connect.
Restart PC and now the dreaded Yellow No Connectivity is back with me and the voip isn't working either.
The whole thing seems to be in a dreadful state and seems to be going beyond my capabilities.
Currently all the indications on the Hub seem to be correct but of course it isn't connecting to the HUB and the voip isn't working. In a tic I may connect the Hub to the old PC and see if it works on that, it used to.
Sean, here are the details from your suggestion.
Host Name - user809446fdff
primary dns suffix - ( blank )
node type - unknown
ip routing enabled - no
wins proxy enabled - no
ethernet local adapter local area connection:
connection specific dns suffix - ( blank)
description - Realtek ( etc etc )
physical address - 00-14-2a-59-38-45
dhcp enabled - yes
autoconfig - yes
autoconfig ip address - 169.254.5.67
subnet mask - 255.255.0.0
default gateway - ( blank)
Using XP sp 3
BT Home Hub 2 with wireless connection for voip 'phone.
Ethernet Hub to PC
Think I need a bigger hammer !