Hi, I have been having a network problem with my new motherboard MSI H81M ECO, it uses an Intel I218-V. I use this new computer as a server for my home. Everything is working but after a while the NIC will stop working and when I go to the Network Connections on Windows 8.1 it says cable unplugged. I have to disable the device and reenable it to make it work, not the best solution for a home server.
I tried the latest driver from the MSI website and from Intel, tried 3 cables CAT 5e but nothing is working. Here is the XML from the event when it is disconnected:
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="e1dexpress" /> <EventID Qualifiers="40964">27</EventID> <Level>3</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-01-28T13:06:10.229487700Z" /> <EventRecordID>1864</EventRecordID> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>Aristote</Computer> <Security /> </System> - <EventData> <Data /> <Data>Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V</Data> <Binary>0000040002003000000000001B0004A00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001B0004A0</Binary> </EventData> </Event>
What is the Intel driver version you installed? You may tried check the latest version from Intel® Download Center
Have you contacted MSI support regarding this issue to check if there is any hardware issue.