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By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have a mystery problem. Despite onboard LAN being enabled in the BIOS, no conflicts anywhere, software and drivers correctly installed and without conflict using the most up to date drivers. The onboard LAN doesn't work.

I have tried using it to network to other PCs, but can't do it. If I install a PCI Network card, it works fine. Any ideas?

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to Onboard LAN

The motherboard is Albatron nForce 2, with AMD 2500+ Barton CPU and 1gb DDR Ram. Running Windows 2000 Professional

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by charles_j_smith In reply to Onboard LAN

Are you getting a physical link light from it?? If you connect to another pc - you'll need a xover cable. If you connect to a hub or switch, its just a straight thru.

If you aren't getting anything from the led's for the onoard lan, unless the hardware manufacturer provides any type of testing for it - I'd have to say that it might possibly be dead.

Good luck.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

All link lights working, It is definately not dead.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Onboard LAN

Try an older driver, Usually the newest drivers are best, but I ran into the same problem with a video card in XP, and the older driver worked fine, but the latest driver caused the onboard card not to function. If you have a CD, try that driver. Also, try removing the driver and using the OS's database to find one (if avail). See if this works. Also, you can try flashing the bios, or taking the MB back and having it replaced.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

The motherboard is new, as in current model. There are no older drivers. Thanks for trying anyway.

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by Mark In reply to Onboard LAN

What chipset does the onboard LAN use?
Is there any flags on it in Device Manager?
Does Windows say it is functioning properly?
Are you getting a link light?
Have you tested the cabling? If you have crossed pairs it will work unreliably or not at all at 100BaseT. Perhaps your PCI NIC is 10BaseT?

You can always use the PCI NIC and disable the onboard. NICs are cheap.

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to

I believe I already mentioned that there are NO conflicts. Meaning that it is all installed correctly as I simply mentioned already. Thanks anyway.

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