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NIC Loses its Connection

By doroteo_ruiz ·
Hello. Here is my Problem! I am having trouble with my NIC Card. It loses its connections every 15-30 seconds then regains its connection. The PC motherboard is a Biostar M6VCF. It has Windows XP Pro. SP2, installed. I have tried the following; ensuring it was not the cabling, router, switch, or ISP modem(all other computers work fine), updated the NIC driver(MPX), moving the NIC to another PCI slot, replacing the NIC with(Realtek RTL8139), and updating its drivers, updating the motherboards chipset drivers, disabling the Media Sense for TCP/IP in Windows, and installed a Winsock fix for Windows resulting with the same outcome. However it does work well when I static the IP Address, but I don't want the IP Address static. I want the NIC to be able to obtain its Address automatically, which I have also made sure was set right in the NIC's properties dialog. Your assistance is greatly needed.

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by BFilmFan In reply to NIC Loses its Connection

Did you lock the card to 100 Megabyte/Full Duplex or whatever your network segment is set at?

I've seen that issue in the past.

Also, the card may have a dying reciever, which would cause it to go "chatty." You could check and see how many bad packets you are sending out with a sniffer, but honestly, it would be easier to replace the card and see if the issue suddenly goes away.

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by diskaus In reply to NIC Loses its Connection

I had network connection problems similar to yours but i had Weebroot spy sweeper installed and the subscription had expired , once i removed spysweeper everything is ok .
hope this helps.

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by doroteo_ruiz In reply to NIC Loses its Connection

Thanks for your input, BFILMFAN & DISKAUS. I will check to see if my NIC is locked to 100MB/full duplex and check to see if any bad packets are being sent. I have, however, replaced the NIC with no luck. I do agree with diskaus and think this is a software related issue. I will keep troubleshooting with your supportive ideas and keep you posted.

Thanks,
dorito

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