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Interupt..? Fighting PCIs

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Blue76, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Blue76

    Blue76 Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2007
    OK, First, thanks to everyone who has helped me in the past. Here's an iteresting situation..

    I am paying for 8.0 internet speed. Last week I was getting roughly 250-500 or less than one. So I call my provider and they say it's probably the modem, so they come out and replace it, dude leaves and no connection, tool tip etc, I call the provider again and they reboot the modem, everything is cool and I'm getting like 10.0. I install a sound card and driver and as soon as the driver is installed I get no IP and no connection .I yank the sound card (I mean, who needs sound AND internet..) I call the provider back and they say that everything on their end is working and that I either need a new ethernet cord or card, being that my PCI ethernet card is 7+ years old, I go and buy a new card. No luck. I call back. The kid at tech support can't figure it out, he finnally thinks that expired anti-virus software is blocking the connection, So I restore back to before anything was installed including the driver for the sound card. Tah-dah! 10.0 again! Again I try to install the sound card and driver and and again no IP, Re-install the OS and 10.0 again. I decide to live without sound and to never turn off the PC.. This morning, just to see what'll happen, with the pc running,(don't try this at home) I shove the SC in and automaticly I'm at 145kbps. I pull the card and no change. I'm really fearful of shutting down the PC.
    Any clues to this problem is greatly appriciated..

    Also, I have run CMD> ipconfig> release and renew in dos.
    And I took it to a programmer here in Austin and he was somewhat baffled and short on time. In his shop I was able to get out to his network, but not past the sub-net mask (i could be wrong) and the "Stack" is intact. If both PCI slots are using the same interupt line there would be a conflict...?

    hALP!! Thanks,

    XP Pro
    SP 2
    AMD Athlon, 1.25
  2. Blue76

    Blue76 Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2007
    After getting less that 1 kbps (and eventually nothing) from putting in the soundcard, I restored back to yesterday and now i'm back to 10.0+. This is a mystery, and at the very least, it'd be nice to know why it's doin what it's doin for educational reasons..
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Clearly this is a problem with incorrect sound card driver (not likely) or a conflict between the sound and ethernet cards; not a networking problem. Suggest you double check the sound card driver. Assuming you have a correct one, click on "Report" (below right of your post) and ask a moderator to move your thread to the Hardware forum.
  4. Blue76

    Blue76 Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2007
    I requested this thread to be moved.
    There is no Driver for the soundcard installed.
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