Mobo ASUS P5K-SE onboard LAN

December 16, 2010 at 09:10:14
Specs: Windows 7 Utimate 64Bit, Intel E4500 / 2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Hi all.
I have an ASUS P5K-SE with an onboard Atheros NIC.
I have a problem with the NIC that is always loosing its network connection. I have to disable and enable the card and it will work for about an hour until loosing the connection again.

I know the the issue here is Windows 7 64-Bit because the card works perfect with Windows XP and Vista, and with any Linux distro.

I've tried Windows 7 native drivers, Windows Update Drivers, ASUS website updated drivers and Atheros latest drivers ãnd the problem is the same with each driver.

Can anyone think of a solution?

Thanks

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#1
December 16, 2010 at 20:05:17
I do not see any available drivers on ASUS' website, that must be an old board (or their site is not running right). If everything else works OK with Windows 7, you can get an add-on network card (they are not very expensive these days) and disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS.

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#2
December 16, 2010 at 23:32:37
check the connections inside the nic, they may be a bit bent and not connecting with the plug, you can sometimes bend them out with a pin so the connecting is stronger, otherwise follow fingers advice, new nics are so cheap, and i bet most of your buddies have a few lying around too.

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#3
December 17, 2010 at 08:25:40
princecorum

What you say would be OK if the problem ocurred no matter what system is running.

The problem only happens with Windows 7 64Bit.

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#4
December 17, 2010 at 21:26:53
It could be a driver issue like I said, but if it is too much trouble finding the correct driver for windows 7, then a new NIC card with full Windows 7 support will fix the problem for a few bucks (what's the price for the aggravation). Just be sure that you uninstall the onboard NIC in windows first, shut down, then install the new card, then disable the onboard NIC in your BIOS (if it is not done by default). After that start windows and install the new drivers for it.

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#5
December 18, 2010 at 05:36:20
I was trying not to install a new NIC.

I just find it strange as this is the only NIC that doesn't work with Windows 7. Althou I have other Asus Boards that work perfect with the Atheros driver.

I have tons of PCI 10/100 NIC lying around, I might just install one of them.
Either way my network is 100Mbit.

Thanks

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