Good day. Further checking this seems to be duplex mismatch issue.Please download the following utility then set I217 to same speed/duplex
as Cisco* to check on the issue:
Please contact Dell* support since you have 3000 affected system,it is recommended for them to further assist with the large qty of system involved.
can you have some report further?
i have a similar situation.
Lenovo Thinkpad E450
win7 + x64bit + I218v + latest dirver, wired with a device(100Mb nic with negotiation).
the connection(show in the bottom right of the Windows desktop) disconnect randomly(maybe few seconds to minute).
windows event log show :
eventId 27 e1dexpress
Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (3) I218-V
00040000 00300002 00000000 A004001B
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 A004001B
do the following tries:
1. disable the shutdown the device to save power(nic property->power management), then not effect
2. change the register key "LinkNegotiationProcess" value to 2(1: AUTO - The Network Adapter will use AutoNegotiation to connect to the link partner at 10 and 100Mbps speed/duplex settings. 2:FORCED - The Network Adapter will force the selected speed and duplex at 10 and 100Mbps settings.) with the "LinkNegProc tool" (which provided by intel) , and no effect
3. do the hardware tests with the Diagnostic option under the tab Link Speed("Register Status", "EEPROM Status", "FIFO Status", "Inerrupt Status" , "Loopback Test(s)"), and no effect.
any ideas ?