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Orange Livebox and NIC

I have 3 comps - 2 wireless and 1 on Cat 5 served for internet and LAN by Orange Livebox. Wireless is good - no problems.

The NIC Cat 5 connection will hang the livebox if I connect to a comp on wireless? The only way to get comms back is to re-booot the livebox??

The NIC in question is on Win Vista Home Premium
- Intel (R) Gigabit 82566DC looked at all settings and advanced settings and can not find the problem!!

Any ideas?


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Re: Orange Livebox and NIC

Sounds like an internal problem with the Orange Livebox NIC controller.

If you have an other router Lynksys/belkin you could try it would isolate the problem definitively

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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