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No LAN Just bought this board because it has 4 PCI slots. It is out of production so can't be replaced. On-board LAN doesn't work. Ethernet cable lights up the connection both on the board and the router, but when I run the BIOS SMART LAN test it can't find the connection. All I get is a cryptic message "cable length less than 10M." I am afraid the only solution may be to disable it and install either a PCI or USB LAN. Will this work? If I disable the LAN do I also have to disable the 1394? Advice would be most appreciated.

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  • reubenb May 07, 2008

    Thanks. I will try this, but I think the problem is with the on-board LAN itself, rather than drivers. As I wrote above The failed test for the presence of the LAN connection is at the BIOS level before any OS or drivers are installed.

    Rather than fuss around with this, I have ordered a lan card which will use up one of my valuable PCI slots--motherboards no longer come with enough of these. If this doesn't solve the problem, I will have to replace the board.

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Have you tryed to look for download for the on board lan some times you have to do search for that go to google and type in the motherboard name but type in download for drivers for on board lan and then your motherborad name. sometimes thay send a cd with it for all the componits on the motherboard .

see if that will solve your problem. if it dont then i can help you more

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  • Doug Hudson May 08, 2008

    i hope that works for you sorry i couldnt be of more help





    thanks

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