Try to ping a website in order to determine if your system is connected to the internet. Otherwise, install the following driver before trying again.
If the above does not help you may request a warranty replacement by contacting Intel support.
Yes, it has internet and yes i can browse and ping websites, i already have it on a USB Ethernet adapter so connection is 100 mbit internally on network and 25/5 externally. The Norwegian re-seller let me RMA it so i will. But probably won't buy a new one since half the point in getting one was that it had a windows license and i don't wan't to spend any more time trying to activate a genuine product looping around with different support systems that can't help me and not even trying to give me another solution than replace a otherwise god unit.
And since i'm a professional it-engineer in a big company i have enough doing that kind of stuff at work, not at home.
if you can boot a linux live image off USB, you can read the Windows acivation key, which is embedded in the system, like this:
sudo strings /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM