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Problem with ethernet adapter on Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

post #1 of 7
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So I have been having slow dl speeds on my computer for several weeks. I called in a tech from the provider I am with and he double checked all the wiring in my house and confirmed it was fine. After re-installing my ethernet adapter drivers the problem was fixed, I went from ~2mb a second up to ~80 which is what I should be getting. The problem is that after a random amount of time the speeds drop and after re-installing my drivers it's fixed again. I'm using the most up to date driver and it is for my current os so I am completely lost as to what the problem is? Anyone have any insight?
post #2 of 7
Sounds like a problem with the driver that needs a fix. Have you contacted Asus tech support to report the problem? Asus is usually pretty responsive, and if they don't have any beta drivers for you to use, the techs will work with you to get the data so they can fix the problem.
post #3 of 7
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Thanks! I'll try contacting someone from Asus and see if they can't figure it out
post #4 of 7
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They didn't really do much at all, just offered to RMA it for me. If it was a graphics card or something that would be fine, but I can't be without a computer for the 3+ weeks it would take to get a new board. frown.gif
post #5 of 7
That's sad. In the past, I've been elevated pretty quickly. But I guess it has been a few years since I've needed Asus support.

Here's a possible solution for you. This is the driver for Realtek PCIe cards, including cards with networking chip 8111F (which is the chip on your mobo): http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

You can try downloading and installing that. Though I would recommend downloading the driver from ASUS's website first, so that way if it breaks something, you can reinstall the correct driver.
post #6 of 7
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The install worked fine, now to see if it slows down like the other drivers. Thanks a lot for the help smile.gif
post #7 of 7
My pleasure. If that doesn't fix it, I'm not sure what else will (other than an RMA). The version on Realtek's website is newer than the one on ASUS's website, and since the install worked, that's good. Sometimes, though, it won't, if the manufacturer modifies it before putting it into the mobo.

If you can't fix things, and are intent on not RMAing it, I'd recommend just getting a PCI or PCIe network adapter. Both buses have enough bandwidth for gigabit. And if you go that route, I'd recommend spending a bit more and getting an Intel card as opposed to another Realtek one. Intel's chipsets and drivers are pretty much top notch above anything else in the networking world.
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