I have two new computers and on both the LAN connection just stopped working. I have downloaded and updated to the most recent driver that I could find on the intel site and that did not help. I have tested all connections to the drops and to the switches that both machines use and everything is in order. Both machines show that they are connected to the network, but neither will connect. They were both working until a couple of days ago. Has anyone had any trouble with the LAN portion of these boards. DG41TY or does anyone know of a different driver that I should be using. I am running windows XP pro on both of these machines. I need to get these machines back on line as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance.
Make sure to update the bios of the board to the latest version. (Recovery Method recommended if possible)
Install the latest LAN Drivers
Then do a CMOS clear of the board by removing the AC power plug for a couple of minutes and removing the rtc battery.
Then plug back the ac power and check if it helps.
All the best,
Hi, has the above solution resolved your problem? I too am running Windows XP Professional on many DG41TY mainboards. All of these systems are experience NIC issues. It is very frustrating, no connectivity, the whole NIC sometimes turns off, somtimes won't pull an IP addy, all sorts of issues that make thses systems worthless.
To follow up more on this I have two computers with this same board that are not working. So any computers that have been built with this board have a third part nic card installed just in case the built in nic acts up. That way I can keep the computer on line. I have 6+ of these systems on the domain at this time. So if an Intel tech is reading this, a solution is really needed.
I am Intelligent, a user of this forum. I too use DG41TY.
It is too late to answer this and I hope you are reading this. I did not find this thread earlier or would have suggested something.
In Intel boards, Realtek provides the drivers for both LAN and the sound. If any one of them fails, then it affects the other as well. The solution is to uninstall both the LAN and the sound driver.
Then install the sound driver first followed by the LAN driver.
This should solve your problem.
Check the resource setting (IRQs) provided for both these drivers.
If there is a conflict, then you might have to disable the other hardware to use the LAN or the audio port.
Up date me if possible. Although I think its too late. No need for an updated driver. Just the driver on the motherboard driver DVD is enough.
What happened? You have not mentioned what happened next. Have you tried connecting the two computers directly with a cross cable. If that works then you can eliminate the switch or some of the cables as the problem.
Did you install any third party software before this problem arose? You can try disabling the boot through network card option to eliminate this problem as well as to identify that as the source of the problem.
Please update me as a lot of people use this board.