notfred wrote:Fixed that for youaxeman wrote: If it's a crab-based NIC I'd forget about it and toss a different an Intel adapter in there.
Captain Ned wrote:notfred wrote:Fixed that for youaxeman wrote:If it's a crab-based NIC I'd forget about it and toss a different an Intel adapter in there.
It's how I fixed my Crab-related NIC issues.
Captain Ned wrote:Well, I am talking about a mobo I bought in 2007, which was right in the heart of the Crab's bad days (coming from someone who still remembers Darth VIA).
Captain Ned wrote:Shuffled the last VIA box (MSI KT400A) to the local recycle place a couple of weeks ago. I agree with your observation that proper mobo design (MSI in both of our exemplars) went a long way to nullifying Darth VIA.
Captain Ned wrote:More on the topic: I have been conditioned over time to inherently distrust on-mobo NIC setups as I've had issues with every mobo NIC I've owned (sample size is 3, so the confidence level is barely above random). The interesting part of that is that the integrated NICs on mobos I've bought for desktop builds have always given me trouble, yet the NICs integrated into the myriad of laptops I've used in my work life have never burped once.
just brew it! wrote:The only serious onboard NIC issues I can recall ever having were with nVidia; and the fix was easy once you knew what it was (uninstall the piece of crap firewall package that came bundled with the drivers).
bthylafh wrote:You could try grabbing the latest driver straight from Realtek. Sometimes that has fixed problems for me.
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