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Master Geek

#25044 10-Aug-2008 13:53
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A few months ago I built a computer using an Asus P5N-E SLI mobo, and Vista Premium. Since then, I've been experiencing problems with internet (I'm with Xnet broadband and have a D-Link DSL G604T router). Often, when I boot up the computer it will connect to my home network but not the internet; I have to Diagnose and Repair, and select "Reset Local Network Adapter".

Today, when I tried this, it took much longer than usual and instead of working, it left the network symbol as black with a red X, and I couldn't even connect to my home network. I'm thinking it's the network adapter being faulty, I've heard that the adapters on nVidia chipsets aren't very good, so would buying a PCI network card fix my problems? It's not a problem with the router either, as I'm currently using the other computer in the network.

If I need to buy a network card, will just any generic gigabit ethernet card do?

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  #155616 10-Aug-2008 15:07
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Hi, I also have had issues with nvida network interfaces, so for a few bucks its probably well worth the effort to try other options. Realtek are probably the most common interface chipset out their, and cheap, never had issues with them, so for $20 its a no brainer. of course this all assumes in your situation your router, cabling and OS are playing ball but changing the nic can hardly be a waste of time for a for diagnotic shot.



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Master Geek

  #155847 11-Aug-2008 11:48
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Today the internet works - it did stop working on the other computer, making me start to think it's the router's fault, but I turned on my computer and internet worked on both. How can I find out whether my router's at fault or not? The local network was still functioning, I'm really at a loss as to what caused it.

I'm getting a network adapter anyway just in case, and since it might help my ongoing random connection issues on startup.

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