I was able to solve my problem by getting the latest driver from the following page:
The ethernet controller on my board is Intel® 82579, so I made sure you get the right driver for that device.
I am using the latest and greatest drivers from the Intel Download center.
I tried updating my BIOS again this time to version 0108 but again my network adapter is not functioning after the BIOS update.
Too prove to Intel and all members of the forum I made some pictures of the procedure with my mobile phone.
So here's what I see when running from version 0108
Flashing BIOS back from 0108 to 0103:
Flashed back to 0103 and the network adapter works!!!
With latest PROset software:
Flashing from 0103 to 0104:
Booted back into Windows 8 and..... network adapter stops working:
Back from 0104 to 0103:
Booted into Windows and it works!
So please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please Intel have a look at what changed for the network adapter in BIOS version 0103 and 0104. Compare them!
Message was edited by: K405 *typo*
Thanks for your reply.
I'm sorry but what do you mean by:
"I have earned LAN and monitoring PCH only after the BIOS recovery (bios configuration jumper removed, no F7)" ?
Do you mean LAN and PCH works for you after following the BIOS recovery procedure? I guess you do but want to make sure before doing the same thing
Sorry for my bad English.
I executed the following steps before updating:
- downloaded the BIOS 0107 (or 0108) version again to make sure it was not corrupted and put in on a USB-stick
- put my current BIOS settings back to the default settings
- turn off your computer
- remove all SATA devices
- remove bios configuration jumper
- connect USB-stick
- turn on your computer
- follow the instructions on the screen
I was lucky to find this thread as I wasn't getting NIC on my install and was about to call Intel for warranty as I had no idea it'd be a bios issue, I downgraded to 103 and network works perfect, wondering why Intel hasn't responded on this issue, it's been over a month. I tested BIOS 104 & 108, neither worked. 103 worked like a charm, thanks.