11 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2016 4:37 PM by Intel Corporation

    Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-LM PROBLEM:Unable to start the network adapter.

    kbtme2

      My laptop (Win7Pro / Symantec Endpoint) fails to start the adapter I218-LM. HP Folio 9480m.I have uninstalled/reinstalled the driver software using windows and Intel driver. My workaround is to manually go into Device Manager and disable/Enable the adapter and life is good. I have to do this regardless of the wired LAN I'm on. I have tinkered with all the settings that are link speed, wake and negotiation with no change in results. I have to do this every time I boot and connect to a LAN. I have also toggled the BIOS wake on LAN settings. Event viewer displays Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-LM PROBLEM:Unable to start the network adapter.