Originally Posted by till
Additional note to solution 2), to fix the problem with the changed network card, you can try this:
rm -f /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
Thanks for the reply Till, I could not use the link to the other site as i do not have /etc/iftab on my system.
However after running the above command and editing the persistant-net.riles to change the eth back to eth0 from eth1 - then rebooted and my adapter now has the pre defined 192.168.0.105 although i am unable to browse the site from my local machine.