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Problem with the LAN Ethernet NVIDIA

I've had this problem since I got the motherboard. But I installed drivers and updated everything. The lan connection is always searching it never connects to anything. I have tried all the basics. Any ideas?

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  • rifth Mar 13, 2008

    yeah I'm no novice I've done all the basic stuff like that I was hoping someone who has the same motherboard and got a solution from ASUS would help me out. i've found quite a few people with the same issue.

  • rifth Mar 14, 2008

    No I'm sorry the Network connection says Aquiring a network address and it never does.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    same problem, Asus website reports disable NIC in BIOS, uninstall,reboot, enable NIC in bios, install without network managing program.

    Have yet to try it

    Weird thing is, like now, I sometime DO have internet...

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    same here
    well every time i power off pc i lost connection so i figure out that if i unplug lan cable before power off pc and plug it back after bios post
    usually does the trick



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When i Brought this motherboard i used to have the same problem. Then I have installed a new LAN CARD and the onboard NIC started working fine...

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Right click on taskbar network icon and click disable

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