just recently a7n8x-vm motherboard and having technical difficulties with the onboard mcp network interface. observation of whats happening: onboard lan is sending packets but nothing appears to be coming back from the router. windows is able to automatically choose my ip address if i set it to auto detect. (dns 192.168.1.254, subnet 255.255.255.0, address 192.168.0.value) after much tinkering the a7n8x-vm is able to see other computer avaliable on the same network and vice versa. but neither can make contact with each other. things that ive tried: changing router. changing cabling. puting a switch inbetween the router and the a7n8x-vm to boost signal. manually configuring the ips. letting windows automatically choose and ip for me. upgrading drivers (asus homepage, nvidia homepage, some other site which only had the network driver standalone) however all these drivers were exactly the same... makes me think that there is only one version of the driver. could anyone give me ideas on how i can get my onboard lan to connect to my router? any help is greatly appreciated.