It appears as though Dell has a new driver packaged that fixes this issue. If you are with Dell looking for a driver try this one, its working great for us!
I'm seeing the issues on Dell e6410's. We've got about 200 of them, strangely, only about 10 users have reported the issues (perhaps others are just living with it).
· When transferring large files over the network I’m seeing several problems. Either a stop-error (machine locks up), the file transfer locks up (Explorer.exe crashes), or a BSOD with memory dump, and the machine reboots.
· Crashing while surfing the net - Either a stop-error (machine locks up), or a BSOD with memory dump, and the machine reboots.
I've tried the fixes suggested here, I think I'm seeing an improvement, but still having the machine lock-up during large file transfers over the network. I want to say thanks to everyone who has contributed to the discussion thus far, and I'm curious to know if anyone else is still having problems, even with the edited driver file.
DELL actually released a new driver for this BSOD issue on 64-bit Win 7 - This was released on 10/6/2010 - v18.104.22.168 A05. I installed this and works fine for me.
I would like to introduce a different problem I am having with this network adapter on a new Dell E6510 (Win7 32-bit). The issue I am having is internet downloads like to stall at random points, then eventually timeout. The downloads start off very fast then slow gradually until it just stalls. Its very frustrating how often it happens. For example, today i went to the Intel website to check for a new driver version and during the download, it stalled. Tried again, stalled at a different point. Tried a different browser, same issue. Youtube videos will stall, same with internet radio. I did experience bluescreens with one driver version but the latest release from Dell cleared that problem up. But my issue still remains even with the latest 15.7 drivers from Intel.
Am I the only one with this problem? Any ideas? I'm getting really close to doing a clean install of Win7 to see if that makes a difference but I really dont want to go through that hassle.
Thanks in advance.
Personally I did not suffer from this problem although my system is not Dell.
From my experience, your problem will most likely to cause by poor connectivity or sometimes your internet gateway issue.
Would you mind to do a continuous ping test between your system and your internet gateway to see if any ping timeout occurs?
To start a continuous ping test:
If you happened to have ping timeout occured in a row, then you might have to:
If you do not have ping timeout during the ping test, then I do not know what is going on, it might be your system or your internet provider is giving you this problem.
Let the community know your further investigation result. If you people other than 00Hensley also facing the same issue, please raise it.
thanks for the quick response!
I did a nonstop ping to my gateway, no timeouts but i did have more replies greater than 1ms which I found strange since its on the local network. however I am at work so that could be normal with 160 users.
I have one other user at the office with the same laptop and he has the problem as well.
I just thought of trying some packet capturing, maybe that will tell me something.
Sorry for the long delay; E6410 customer here, with network connection issues ( Win7,Win8 x64 )
Who is your internet provider?
Comcast has a nice technique of giving you rapid-boost network bandwidth for small downloads.
I'm sure it helps them manage the massive number of connections, but it is also very quick.
But ... if your download exceeds their limits, then they revert to "advertised" download speeds.
And ... I have discovered Comcast sometimes decides you are an "abuser" of their network,
and puts you on a black-list of some sort to slow your bandwidth substantially.
This I suspect is to conteract Bit Torrent abuse of their networks.
You have to call Comcast tech support and get yourself removed from that list.
Yes, me too. Not always BSOD, but inability to boot ... random corruption of settings that get repaired by MS Network Troubleshooter.
The 2010 network driver identified earlier was for a particular Dell Tag number.
My tag is different .. the driver did not get updated, so I'm reluctant to install the "off-tag" driver.
When Dell scanned my system for driver updates, they did not identify the 8252LM card for update.