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My sig Rig's NIC is giving me strange problems. I recently went through hell to get this board from 3rd Time RMA Asus. Problem is the NIC will sometimes work on boot, and sometimes wont work for about 5 minutes after boot.

I installed new OS.
I disabled Energy saving options
Disables Allow OS to turn off
I tried new Cables
I tried cables I made
I tried different ports on the router
I tried Disabling IPv6
I tried allowing for Dynamic IP
I set a Static IP, (my usual course of action.)
I tried the other port on the Motherboard, theres 2.
I tried uninstalling the drivers

I also tried Talking to Asus Tech Support Heres that conversation: You might get a laugh out of it.
You're now talking to Sonny Brown from 'Motherboard ' The topic is : NIC problem

Sonny Brown> Thank you for contacting Motherboard and graphics support, how may I help you today?
Chris> I finally received a decent board back from 3 time RMA
Sonny Brown> ok
Chris> I did a fresh install of Win 7 ultimate
Chris> Now sometimes the NIC will work right off the bat, and other times it wont work for about 5 minutes after boot.
Chris> I tried different cables already.
Chris> I uninstalled the drivers
Chris> I disables the power saving features
Chris> I tried both ports on board and both do the same thing.
Sonny Brown> ok
Chris> Its just strange that it will work right away on every other boot most of the time.
Sonny Brown> could be some type of power issue
Chris> It shows up in the task bar as Network cable unplugged.
Chris> Ok, what can I do to test it?
Sonny Brown> possible
Sonny Brown> faulty cable
Chris> I already tried several cables, and even made my own cables to test it.
Chris> I tried them on my linux machine and they work fine.
Chris> The cable worked fine on my other board as well.
Sonny Brown> ok
Chris> I am using the machine now.
Sonny Brown> so works fine in linux
Sonny Brown> but not windows
Sonny Brown> you might need to try updating the driver then
Chris> No my other machine is a linux machine.
Chris> Othe machine is a P5W-dh deluxe
Chris> this one is Asus Rampage.
Sonny Brown> oh so 2 different machines
Chris> yes
Chris> I even tried swapping ports on the router to check and see if that did anything, and no go.
Sonny Brown> ok
Sonny Brown> so the cables work on the linux machine
Chris> Yes
Sonny Brown> then still could be a power issue
Sonny Brown> with the psu
Chris> ?
Chris> how
Chris> how would I test for that specific problem?
Chris> Its a PC Power and Cooling 750 Silencer single rail PSU. What would I look for?
Sonny Brown> you would have to try a nother psu on it
Chris> Ok, I have two others. One in the Linux machine, and another Ultra 750watt.
Chris> I highly doubt this is a PSU problem.
Chris> I was using this in the other machine while waiting for my RMA for a month.
Sonny Brown> ok
Chris> P5N-t deluxe motherboard
Sonny Brown> i would test that and also try updating the drivers'
Chris> already did the drivers.
Chris> and windows 7 did too.
Chris> had to fight to install my drivers from DL, cause windows wanted to install same ones. But I wanted to install mine just cause I wanted to make sure.
Sonny Brown> ok
Sonny Brown> i dont think this board is supported with win 7 let me check
Chris> Your site has drivers for Windows 7
Sonny Brown> for a p5n-t deluxe
Chris> ?
Chris> We are talking about MY Rampage EXTREME
Sonny Brown> ok the rampage extreme
Chris> you still there?
Sonny Brown> then i would try a different psu
Chris> Ok going to swap out PSU.
Chris> what else could it be if not that?
Sonny Brown> ok
Sonny Brown> possibly a cable
Chris> are you reading a Screen prompt?
Chris> flow chart of possible problems?
Sonny Brown> giving you all the possibilities
Chris> but a PSU?
Sonny Brown> yes'
Sonny Brown> unless its your router
Chris> I have never seen a PSU cause a NIC problem.
Chris> OK I am going to swap this out, be back in 10 minutes
Sonny Brown> yes i understand but im a tech and i do this everyday
Sonny Brown> ok thank you
Chris> me too, and I am at my witts end with this. Thats why I was looking for other possibilities
Chris> BRB


Ok for Sh@ts and giggles going to try a different PSU.
BRB.
post #2 of 12
not to test your thoroughness but isnt there a NIC menu in the bios? is it disabled in the bios menu?

the way you explained it, it might be a physical issue where the solder joints on the nic port might be at fault. Are the NIC pins "stuck?"
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^Thx for the Reply.

Yes there is an option in the bios.
I disabled Lan Port 2 and tried it. Same issue.
Then disable lan Port 1 and tried it. Same thing.

I did leave both enabled and tried messing with them while in Windows but nothing changed while unplugging and pluging in cables.

Whats odd is, every once in a while, the lights will Poll on the router. Then after a few minutes, the port will start to work.

I will check the solder points and for stuck pins though.


Also, I just checked the Marvell site for drivers again cause I tried updating them. But I noticed that the drivers were not the ones on there site that I downloaded in the first place? I went an re-downloaded them and noticed the file I was attempting to DL was not the one they have listed? The one listed said driver 11.25.3.3 but when I dl loaded them, it kept showing as 11.0.5 when dl? I did it a few times and finally got 11.25.4.3 as DL file. Then when installed it shows as file 11.25.3.3?

Going to try and reboot again and see if all is well.
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Update All seems well for now. I rebooted 6 times and every time it seems ok.

Installed new Drivers AGAIN. Was reading an article on google, guy was having similar problems, turns out Windows kept updating with faulty drivers, so I figured I better check them again. But that wasn't my only problem.

I believe my router is crapping the bed.... Ports 1, 2, and 3, are not working for Windows. Linux doesn't mind. But Port 4 is working for Windows just fine. Time to look for a new router, just in case.
Any one seen anything like that before? Ports on router work fine for Linux, but not windows. Its just a Standard linksys router.
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try going into cmd prompt type

ipconfig /flushdns [enter]

ipconfig /renew [enter]

afterwards make sure that the nic mac is correct
     
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Update All seems well for now. I rebooted 6 times and every time it seems ok.

Installed new Drivers AGAIN. Was reading an article on google, guy was having similar problems, turns out Windows kept updating with faulty drivers, so I figured I better check them again. But that wasn't my only problem.

I believe my router is crapping the bed.... Ports 1, 2, and 3, are not working for Windows. Linux doesn't mind. But Port 4 is working for Windows just fine. Time to look for a new router, just in case.
Any one seen anything like that before? Ports on router work fine for Linux, but not windows. Its just a Standard linksys router.
i've seen it the other way around...worked for windows but not linux...wireless though...

also go into ipconfig and see what ip it's trying to give you for that card, do this for when it is and isn't working...if it starts with 169 then it's mostly likely the ports themselves...the ports on my mobo died after like 3 months of use, then i got another NIC and it worked fine, then it died and i got another one which worked fine, then my friend borrowed my computer and that NIC wasn't working but the previous one was...it's weird...fresh windows 7 install seems to do this to NICs quite a lot...i disabled auto updates and it seems to be okay now
    
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Originally Posted by 420Assassin View Post
try going into cmd prompt type

ipconfig /flushdns [enter]

ipconfig /renew [enter]

afterwards make sure that the nic mac is correct
I already tried that when I set my IP from dynamic to static. All was well in the configurations. It more or less seemed as if the NIC lost power all together.
Either way, it seems fine now.

If anyone else has this type problem;
Try update your drivers from the NIC manufacturers website.
Make sure that Windows doesn't re-update with faulty drivers and remove your drivers.

Then last but not least, take the router out of the loop if its not too much trouble and test it that way to check for dead ports.

Thanks again guys.
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Originally Posted by Midnightorion View Post
I already tried that when I set my IP from dynamic to static. All was well in the configurations. It more or less seemed as if the NIC lost power all together.
Either way, it seems fine now.

If anyone else has this type problem;
Try update your drivers from the NIC manufacturers website.
Make sure that Windows doesn't re-update with faulty drivers and remove your drivers.

Then last but not least, take the router out of the loop if its not too much trouble and test it that way to check for dead ports.

Thanks again guys.

agreed...just make sure that you're testing cables as well when testing the router/pulling it out of the equation...
    
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have you tried different cables?
could be a power issue
this is a p5n-t right?
 
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have you tried different cables?
could be a power issue
this is a p5n-t right?
LOL, don't worry I'll have a smoke grenade coming your way tonight!!!
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