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On and off the network

By scooter318 ·
I have a computer in my department that is being used as a digital xray server to store photos on and the system will not show up on the network about once every week.The network card is a Realtekrtl3189 and the system is windows xp.I updated the drivers for the NIC and still this happnens.The system is updated with all the latest windows updates and everything,I've changed out the cables also and i still don't know what could be causing this.Any help would be appreciated.

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by napolitano In reply to On and off the network

Question: What steps do you take to get the computer to show up on the network once you noticed that its not there?

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by ReWrite In reply to On and off the network

This is just my opinion but I have had problems with realtek nics on alot of machines. I usually disable it and put a pci nic in the problem pc's to resolve. I have never been able to get an answer as to why realtek has so many problems.



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by VOYTECH In reply to On and off the network

You should try speed of your NIC set up on const. 10 or 100 mb/s because sometimes auto negotiation breaks down connection between Realtek-NIC and switch.

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