Problems with a Realtek NIC (on MB) and 3com switch
Posted 23 February 2003 - 07:10 PM
Hooking up my various computers to a 3com Cable Router/Switch and all except one of them want to connect to the switch. My main one. Typical.
Its currently using a Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Driver and the switch is a 3com OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway
Problem: When it connects to the router, it keeps connecting and disconnecting repeatedly.
Any ideas ?
I had a stab at all the obvious solutions and fiddled with the network card settings and even downloaded a driver from the Abit website but to no avail.
Posted 23 February 2003 - 10:32 PM
2) as it didn't work I tried re-installing windows, but that didn't help
3) originally used drivers with WinXP, but then tried the drivers on the website
4) router/switch is brand new and works with a sony laptop and three other desktop computers, all with completely different configurations, so i am guessing its this card
only thing I haven't tried is up[censored] the BIOS of the motherboard and I am usually slightly wary before doing things like that
I think this is a hardware problem!
PS Have ordered a nice new 3com NIC which should then make things work - i.e. I give up ! However would like to know what the problem is.....
Posted 23 February 2003 - 10:45 PM
and those cables all work with other computers
now you can see why this is really niggling...
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