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Ethernet Card Trouble on K7SOM+

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cytheria, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Cytheria

    Cytheria Thread Starter

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    The only non-Dell PC in the house is a store-built with a Mainboard Socket A K7SOM+ motherboard.

    For some reason, after installing Windows XP on it, the integrated ethernet card gets me the blue screen of death uless I disable it in the BIOS settings. Another ethernet card installed in a PCI socket seems to be working OK (according to the Device Manager) but I cannot connect to the internet. In fact, on some attempts, I get the message that the PC "is not connected to the internet" even though the ethernet card is installed and working.

    Does anyone have an answer for this one?

    Cheers!
     
  2. dustyjay

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    HAve you tried loading the Motherboard Drivers supplied by ECS for that Motherboard. Here is a link to the LAN (network Card) driver for your motherboard. By the way you can expect some problems from ECS porducts from time to time. http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/drivers_lan.html
     
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  4. Cytheria

    Cytheria Thread Starter

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    I changed the IRQ settings in the Bios and was able to enable the integrated ethernet card without the BS of D ... Still no luck in accessing the net even thought the connection is fine.

    I installed a Mini Wireless USB Adapter and was able to make an internet connection (at a very low speed)...so there must be something the USB connection can do that the ethernet card can't. Any further advice (thanks 'D').....
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Well, the path of least resistance may be to symply buy a $10 Ethernet NIC and disable the on-board one if it's still a problem. :)
     
  6. Cytheria

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    Great minds think alike....(and fools seldom differ)

    I scooped a PCI ethernet card from a "hanger queen" (there's a term many of you will never have heard of, I'll bet) and tried it...but got no further than with the integrated one, yet the little USB wireless adapter works. Weird, eh?
     
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    After having spent 20+ years in NAval Aviation Hangar Queen is a common term. THey were the easiest planes to do daily inspections on.
     
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    It's probably something like my 1986 Jag, it's a "Garage Queen" :D

    Being a commercial pilot, I've not only heard of hanger queens, but I used to own one! That's why I don't own it anymore. :D

    Back to the problem at hand. How about doing this:

    For 98 or ME, Start, Run, COMMAND to open a DOS window:
    --- or ---
    For 2K or XP, Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.
     
  9. Cytheria

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Hardie>ipconfig all

    Error: unrecongnized or incomplete command line.

    USAGE:
    ipconfig [/? | /all | /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
    /flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns |
    /showclassid adapter |
    /setclassid adapter [classid] ]

    where
    adapter Connection name
    (wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)

    Options:
    /? Display this help message
    /all Display full configuration information.
    /release Release the IP address for the specified adapter.
    /renew Renew the IP address for the specified adapter.
    /flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
    /registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
    /displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
    /showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
    /setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id.

    The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and
    default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP.

    For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address
    leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed.

    For Setclassid, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is removed.

    Examples:
    > ipconfig ... Show information.
    > ipconfig /all ... Show detailed information
    > ipconfig /renew ... renew all adapters
    > ipconfig /renew EL* ... renew any connection that has its
    name starting with EL
    > ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections,
    eg. "Local Area Connection 1" or
    "Local Area Connection 2"

    C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas Hardie>
     
  10. JohnWill

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    You forgot the / in the command line.
     
  11. Cytheria

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    Rats! I didn't think that screen gave anything useful. However, the issue has resolved itself after a fashion. The computer will be located where it will need to use a wireless connection and the USB adapter that has been working well operates at 54 mbs -- the same speed as the pci wireless adapters. So I've decided to let that be the final status and stop killing time with the machine.

    Interestingly, last night, out of nowhere, a 'new hardware' alert popped up for a PCI modem...I let it install with the driver off the Mainboard CD that I have, but got an error message that it was not properly installed and might not work. Do you think this item might be the reason that there was seemingly no communication with the integrated ethernet card or a pci plug-in?

    The PC will be off to my ex-wife's place for my older son to use when he's there...again a wireless connection only. Still, I'll probably want to muck about with it a bit more when I visit.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
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