Dieing onboard lan?

By swker98 ยท 4 replies
Sep 19, 2006
  1. Hi

    i have a Vnf4 nfoce 4 ultra board with onboard

    gigybite nic i belive

    latly its been acting up so i reinstalled its drivers
    still no good

    it gives me a random IP adress like 169.
    shows the subnet as where it whould be

    so i manuallt configure it and after reapritng it it workes but i have to repair everytime i startup

    i also get network cable unpluged sometimes
    then it goes away then it can happionfor 5 minutes strait

    any ideas or is it dieing

    if so any good cheep nics you can suggest
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

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  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    This is APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing). Windows assigns itself a 169 address when no connection to DHCP server can be made. In this case, the DHCP server is probably your router or modem.

    I've never seen a software issue cause this - so we can be pretty sure it is hardware. The chances of your onboard NIC failing are very slim though. Have you replaced the cable? Have you tried a different router? It is much more like one of those things would fail first. If you have a second computer, can you test it and see if it suffers the same problems with the same cable? Does it happen often enough to can test it like that? Just some ideas.
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Make sure you have turned off (UNchecked) "Automatically check settings" In IE > tools >Connections> Lan settings

    Or settings similar, anywhere that may overide you manual settings.
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,077

    yea its unchecked

    the router is good as i have another pc hookes up

    as for the wire

    its run through my ceiling so it would be hard to try another, so i would have to try another pc on it

    i did have another pc i was trying to rid viruses and such have this similer problem

    but i swaped out the NIC and i never had it again but it was a realtek nic whitch probibly failed

    my wires is split so maybe it has bacame loose or warn out

    so far for the past 4 hours no problem, whitch is strange fore sure
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