No Internet after update and restart

I did a fresh install and the internet was working fine. After I run the software update (some 433 packages were updated), I run the following commands to install Nvidia drivers for GeForce 920M (I got this command from another topic from this forum)

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
sudo pacman -S downgrade (to downgrade network manager later)

The internet was working fine till then. I restarted the PC and the internet was gone. I tried downgrading network manager but to no avail. The outputs of some commands that were asked for in other topics have been provided below:

# ip link
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
# ip neighbour (no output whatsoever)
# ip route show (no output whatsoever)
# ping www.google.com 
    ping: www.google.com: Name or service not known
# ping 172.21.0.1 (my router ip)
    ping: connect: Network is unreachable

I am now running this browser instance from the bootable drive and the internet is working fine evidently. The pings work fine and the output for 'ip link' is provided below

# ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp7s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 20:47:47:a9:d4:45 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Update : I did a fresh install of Manjaro and this time I omitted installing Nvidia drivers. I updated only the packages but still got the same result, so gpu drivers dont have any role in this situation.

Output of inxi -Nxxxz ?

Output of inxi -Nxxxz

Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell 
  driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 07:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136

I entered your model name into forum search and found some topics.
Ther easiest workaround seems:

Thank You.
So, does that mean, I have to abstain from updating kernel altogether?

Ahm, there are several kernel series available. The current mainline one which is linux-latest and some LTS ones, linux414 among them. Those LTS ones still get all security and some important functional updates. Just open Manjaro Settings Manager and explore Kernels section. Install several of them and them select each time different ones on reboot until you find the ones which work. (Keep the Tab key pressed to get the Grub menu, then go to Advanced Options and select a different kernel each time you boot.)

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Thank You,
I did what you suggested. I get network connection with any kernel lower than or equal to 5.23-1.

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