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On my ASUS M4A78T-E that I have been running trouble free for 14 months I have started seeing a problem with the onbard NIC. If I shut the machine down I loose network connectivity until I run the NIC driver install,twice, then I am good to go unless I shut the rig down. ASUS said "send it back" and gave me an RMA# but I just have an uneasy feeling that I am overlooking something. Win 7 troubleshooting utility does not give me a direction, my only clue is that if I do the driver install twice I am back up and running. Device manager reports that the device is working normally. I used the latest driver off the ASUS site. Perhaps it is simply a board failure.

I will pull this board out and replace it with a M4A79 that I have, but keep everything else the same, lets see what happens. Any ideas? I had zero issues until an Avast (pay for version) install and I see an Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Driver when I look at the "properties" of the NIC, I found this to be odd as I can't remember other AV's making a change here, disabling by unchecking it does not help though.
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Try a different firewall.

http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

It's free so it would be easy enough to test if Avast was in any way contributing to the problem. If you change firewalls and the problem stays then it was not related to Avast.
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I tried a different board, same issue. If I played around with the NIC settings (with really no rhime or reason for what I was doing),BINGO connectivity comes back. So now I am doing the thing I always do when stumped, re-installing the OS (after a format). At least I did not send a good board to ASUS and waste the postage. Thanks for the support +rep. I will report on what change a OS install made. My gut says an Avast issue but I have Avast on 4 other rigs without issue.

EDIT: OK OS install made things work normaly, now I must figure out what it was about Avast most likely.

EDIT: We are having a big "brawl" in security class over the deficiencies in "free" AV protection. Lots of different opinions. Some say OK until you start online purchases and banking and some say OK all the way.
Edited by PCCstudent - 2/15/11 at 7:18am
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