3COM NIC P4P800 Delux Problem

Discussion in 'Asus' started by John Smith, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest


    Last Wednesday my cable modem suddenly lost Internet connectivity for most
    of the day. It came back on Thursday but was gone again for all of Friday.

    On Saturday morning an Engineer came round, the cable modem was connected
    again, and it rapidly became clear that he knew very little about the
    Internet, Networks and Broadband. However, he did a signal test on the CM
    signal and it was within tolerance. Shortly after he left the cable modem
    lost connectivity again and has been off all of Saturday and all of Sunday.

    I have virus checked my PC, I have looked for spyware and, in frustration, I
    even rolled back the 3COM Gigabit NIC driver tonight - nothing.

    I then disabled the 3COM NIC in Control Panel and, within a minute or so, my
    connectivity was back. I re-enabled the NIC and it went again. I then
    disabled the NIC, waited for my cable modem to regain Internet connectivity
    and watched whilst that connectivity lasted 5 minutes until, sadly, I
    enabled the NIC again.

    So, the NIC appears to be the problem? Is it sending out erroneous packets?
    Anyone have any idea or experienced anything similar at all?

    I hope to be able to post this in one of my brief moments of connectivity.

    John Smith, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. John Smith

    jaeger Guest

    How can you have connectivity with the 3Com disabled? If you mean that
    enabling the NIC kicks the modem off the network, you may have corrupted
    your TCP/IP stack. Try removing it and reinstalling it from the Network
    Connection's properties.
    jaeger, Jul 14, 2003
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