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post #1 of 17
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Is it even possible for a BIOS upgrade to mess up my ethernet card?
I recently did a bios upgrade on my M4N98TD EVO motherboard and i can no longer receive packets from the modem.
I thought it was a problem with my ISP so i had comcast come to my house to look at it and they assure me that everything is working fine on their end.
I honestly didn't know a BIOS update could kill my ethernet card
Worst part is that it won't let me roll back. i tried using the BIOS on the ASUS DVD but EZflash says to me something along the lines of "current bios is newer so go die in a fire"
I can tether using my old G1 and I even went and did a fresh install of 7 and still nothing
Any ideas or suggestions?
post #2 of 17
Can your re-install the driver?
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Have you checked the new BIOS to ensure the ethernet is enabled (if applicable)?
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post #4 of 17
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Can your re-install the driver?
reinstalled everything from OS to drivers
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Have you checked the new BIOS to ensure the ethernet is enabled (if applicable)?
I'm in class right now. I'll look into this when i get home although it's very unlikely
post #5 of 17
Did you use the BIOS-based flash utility or did you do it through Windows? Please don't tell me you did it through windows...
Secondly, as Syrillian said, make sure it's enabled.
Also, update your chipset drivers, and do this for me:
Right click on Computer, and hit Manage. Go to Device Manager>Network Adapters. Right click on your wireless card, hit disable, and then enable it again. Maybe, when you were updating stuff, it got disabled somehow.
post #6 of 17
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Did you use the BIOS-based flash utility or did you do it through Windows? Please don't tell me you did it through windows...
Secondly, as Syrillian said, make sure it's enabled.
Also, update your chipset drivers, and do this for me:
Right click on Computer, and hit Manage. Go to Device Manager>Network Adapters. Right click on your wireless card, hit disable, and then enable it again. Maybe, when you were updating stuff, it got disabled somehow.
I used the motherboard utility called Asus EZflash from the BIOS
I wouldn't even know how to flash from windows
I don't have a wireless card.
I'm talking about my onboard ethernet card
post #7 of 17
Ok good
Sorry, same operation, just select the network adapter. Should be named "something something gigabit connection".
post #8 of 17
Did you use the BIOS-based flash utility or did you do it through Windows?
post #9 of 17
Re-flash it but don't use the utility. Save the BIOS in a booteable drive, reboot your rig and boot from the drive, in that way you can upgrade the BIOS version.
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post #10 of 17
I'm on bios 1101 and all is well for me.
Did you get the ethernet drivers from nvidia?http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_...bit_15.49.html.


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