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Strange network issue...bad motherboard?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oldhat, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. oldhat

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    So I have network connectivity problems. Onboard NIC. Win XP SP2

    If I ping inside the LAN, no problems.

    If I ping the outside WAN IP, I get intermittent dropped packets. Every minute or so, packets will drop...usually a dozen failed pings later I'm back and able to surf the net.

    Keep in mind that my LAN connectivity is unfazed the whole time, rock solid.

    This is on a corporate network, with 30 other pc's, and none of them have this issue.

    I installed a known good PCI NIC card, but it was even worse: every 3rd packet was dropped ruthlessly.

    Also, my sound goes out periodically, once a day maybe. A simple restart gets it going again.

    Today, my USB devices are no longer recognized, though they all work fine elsewhere.

    So......my ASUS m/b is failing on me, almost a year old...right? Or did I miss something?
     
  2. techkid

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    It could be an issue with the motherboard. But the first thing you might want to try is updating the chipset drivers for the machine.

    Given that you are on a corporate network, you might have to pass this on to your tech support. Getting outside help could cause issues with your support group, so it is best left in their hands.
     
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