I had the drop connection problem, but I think mine was driver related as I have a i650 nforce motherboard.
Looking into the problem with ethtool didn't help matters in that everything looked fine. My motherboard uses a Marvel chipset 88e1111 for eth0.
After much searching, I was able to find an appropriate driver in the Marvel website.
(I did get a version warning when installing the driver), however, my repair boiled down to:
1. stopping network-manager
2. installing the appropriate driver
3. redefining the interface in: /etc/network/interfaces
4. restarting the network
I had a few minor issues to deal with that were related to my specific install, but all in all, I now have a working, managed, eth0.
I sincerely hope this helps others. Most people don't know how to edit /etc/network/interfaces to define an eth0 interface.
I've found it should look similar to this:
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iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
This is pretty basic information in linux, but because most users are "casual" users, they lack this information.
Hope this helps others, enjoy!