October 3rd, 2010, 08:14 PM #1
Intermittent LAn connection ASUS M4A88TD-M
I am having intermittent internet connections on new system build. The system is a ASUS M4A88TD-M motherboard with onboard LAN. The LAN connection works at times and then other times there is no connection to the internet. I am running Windows 7 premium home addition 64 bit OS with a AMD Phenom Quad processor. I used a different cable from the router, no solution. I connected my MAC Book Pro to the same cable and I was able to get on the internet. I reconnected that cable to the computer and the connection worked. I went away for a couple of hours and returned, when I tried to use the computer the internet was not working. In the system tray it tells me there is not internet connection. When I go through the troubleshooting steps it tells me the ethernet cable is not connected? I have been considering getting a NIC card and not playing with the issue, assuming that is the solution.
October 4th, 2010, 04:59 AM #2
I would see whether you need to get a new driver for the NIC, as it could be a bug that was dealt with when the code was re-written....and I'd prolly also check whether the settings (BIOS and Device Manager) are set to stop it to save power....
October 4th, 2010, 06:55 AM #3
October 4th, 2010, 07:21 AM #4
I just used a little bit of Google-fu and have found this:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3
Hopefully it isn't session/cookie based, so that you can go straight to the section - but even if it doesn't like it, it isn't too difficult to get back to the LAN section for the W7 x64 section of the downloads tab for your MoBo on the Asus site....
October 4th, 2010, 08:48 AM #5
October 5th, 2010, 07:53 AM #6
I installed the new drivers, no luck. I contacted ASUS support and they gave me three options, reinstall the OS or return the board to have the LAN checked or try a network adapter card. I opted for the last one and purchase a DLINK DFE-530TX card. I disabled the LAN connection in the bios, was this correct. I installed the new card. When I checked in the device manager there was nothing for networking. My first thought was if this card is Windows 7 64- bit compatible, but it is
Windows 7 Compatibility for D-Link DFE-530TX 10/100MBPS PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter: D-Link. Drivers, Updates, Downloads.
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