Faulty Intel Ethernet controllers are dropping connections on some Raptor Lake motherboards

hwertz

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And yet here in blighty the median average internet speed was 50.4 Mbps in 2022 - and given the growth since 2017 it will be another 14 years before the median hits 100 Mbps. Going to be awhile before we'll need 2.5 Gbps for internet in the UK.....
Oh no worries, what you have here is portions of big cities where you have true ISP competition; cable provider, multiple fiber optics providers, and possibly DSL (if they have not upgraded the area to fiber yet)... very cheap 100mbps service, and affordable 1gbps service. So these areas are getting 2gbps service due to proper market competition.

And the rest of the country. Where (in a city) you have a DSL and cable provider who do not compete on price or speed, I'm in that situation here and am paying $82 a month for 32mbps down and 5mbps up DSL. And rurally you have *maybe* DSL (probably under 10mbps due to long line length) and wireless. My parents just moved, AT&T seriously thinks people will pay $55 a month for 18mbps AND a 1TB data cap (but if they offer fiber, you get 300mbps with no cap for the SAME $55 a month -- what a kick in the nuts to those areas they decided don't deserve fiber.) (They went with 5G Verizon Home Internet -- which is also getting them under 100mbps due to low signal strength, but for $25 a month and no data cap it's doing the trick for them!)
 
The issue isn't with the nic itself, it's Windows Update and it's automatic driver selection.

I resolved the issue by by installing Intel's latest driver package and manually using the driver to the latest 2.x instead of what windows thinks is latest (1.x).

Someone needs to contact Microsoft and/or Intel and have them fix this issue.
 

hwertz

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I wondered if it wasn't a driver problem -- I tried googling this in Linux forums and found complaints about i225-v rev 1 and 2 but nothing Linux or FreeBSD (pfsense...) for rev 3 or i226-v, including using it in network appliances and firewalls where I'd assume flakey ports would make people complain. (But loads of complaints with Windows users with these devices.)

Linux IGC driver and Windows driver are both essentially developed by Intel, so I would assume the v2.xx drivers incorporate some nice driver fixes (why Windows Update wouldn't include a v2.xx driver is beyond me) and indeed it can be made fully stable.
 

NikoBB

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You all write some nonsense. Fast Ethernet from 5Gb/s (because even 2.5Gb/s is already not enough even for HDD, not to mention RAID speed) is needed for quick access to a home or office NAS. Fast Internet is NOT needed by almost anyone, except for nerds and harsh professionals of which 0.1% of the population.

All modern high-capacity HDDs are very noisy even when idle. Therefore, in the modern world, a capacious disk system is simply FORCED to be taken out to a back room or other non-residential room in order not to listen to this howl when using a PC. You need complete silence and peace in your work. This is only given by SSD and a high-quality silent processor cooling system, like mine. All capacious HDDs for storing valuable data and just home video and music libraries must be taken out of the room in which you use the PC.

Therefore, a cable RJ45 channel at 5Gb/s+ is a MANDATORY in every modern PC and laptop.

Gigabit Ethernet is long dead, but scammers continue to sell us a dead horse...
 
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hwertz

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You all write some nonsense. Fast Ethernet from 5Gb/s (because even 2.5Gb/s is already not enough even for HDD, not to mention RAID speed) is needed for quick access to a home or office NAS. Fast Internet is NOT needed by almost anyone, except for nerds and harsh professionals of which 0.1% of the population.

All modern high-capacity HDDs are very noisy even when idle. Therefore, in the modern world, a capacious disk system is simply FORCED to be taken out to a back room or other non-residential room in order not to listen to this howl when using a PC. You need complete silence and peace in your work. This is only given by SSD and a high-quality silent processor cooling system, like mine. All capacious HDDs for storing valuable data and just home video and music libraries must be taken out of the room in which you use the PC.

Therefore, a cable RJ45 channel at 5Gb/s+ is a MANDATORY in every modern PC and laptop.

Gigabit Ethernet is long dead, but scammers continue to sell us a dead horse...
Not to argue, but I'm not sure why fast internet is needed by only nerds and harsh professionals (I do agree here with you actually) but a home user needs 5gb/sec to access their files. Gigabit already is over 100MB/sec, this is a bottleneck compared to HDD speeds, but not a large one and not one that most users are going to be troubled by. Don't get me wrong, 5gbps is better but...

Also have to disagree on all modern HDDs being horribly noisy -- I've had those drives, I had a Samsung that had a note from the factory saying the what sounded like bad bearings grinding was normal; those 10KRPM and 15KRPM server drives used to be very noisy. My most recent disk runs in helium (which makes the small amount of access noise I can hear sound oddly higher-pitched... can't hear it spinning at all) but is pretty quiet. That said, nothing wrong with wanting things even quieter, I dabbled in running machines fully diskless for a while (since Ubuntu Linux has pretty easy support for net booting.)

Don't get me wrong, I see where you are coming from, but I appreciate *not* having to spend for a 2.5gbps or 5gbps port if I don't want to. I have to admit companies have been able to milk gigabit ethernet for a loooong time now, but I don't think it's a scam or a dead horse, it's simply a) With more using wifi, the port (even on desktops -- not mine though!) is more and more often unused. b) It's enough speed to keep many users satisfied.