I recently purchased two used Supermicro servers, model 5015M-T that contain the "PDSMi" motherboard. After loading XP-Pro w/SP3 the Intel PRO/1000 ethernet ports would not pickup the boards MAC addresses. I loaded the newest Intel Network Connections Driver version 14.8, after rebooting same problem, no MAC's. I removed 14.8 and loaded 14.7 just like others have done in this forum, same problem. Then I removed 14.7 and loaded 14.6, rebooted and everything works fine. This motherboard has the Intel 82573V & L PCI Express ethernet. It is also my conclusion the two newest versions (14.7, 14.8, PROXP.EXE) are bad.
Thanks for the heads up warning! I typically formay my system about every 2-3 months and I'm about to do it again because of a change in HW to my computer system. I was going to download the 14.8 to see if it works, but you save me a lot of trouble by doing the testing for me already.
Guess, I'll wait for my next clean install and see if 14.9 or whatever comes out fixes this MAC issue.
Yeah they are broken and no good specially for Windows 7 64bit versions they dont work the way they are supposed to so there should be a new and better driver version probably 14.9 but a better driver support to it.
The network adapter driver from 14.7 to 15.1 are all not working on XP, the network adapter's mac address appears 0.0.0.0, please fix it or remove the latest driver on XP driver download page........
I can not believe complacency of Intel staff, on older boards..but here is a temporary solution.
I dual boot XP and Vista and such problems occurred recently when I re-installed XP SP3.
Since in Vista the physical address is detected without a problem, I wrote it down.
To do that, either do ipconfig /all and read the number
go to System->Device Manager and double click on your intel network driver, then go to LinkSpeed->Diagnostics->IdentifyAdapter.
The address is "Permanent Ethernet Address".
After determining your address, go to Device Manager, double click the driver, then go to Advanced tab.
In Advanced tab select "Locally Administered Address" then enter the physical address of your card into the "Value:" edit box.
To test your connection to router, dhcp server etc, got to Link Speed -> Diagnostics -> Connection and then "Run Test".
I also did some other tweaks in the driver but I think the problem was fixed because I entered the address manually into the driver.
yes, seems it's works, thanks krunoslav
Glad it does .
I re-installed my XP from scratch again but this time only installed the networking driver 4.6 from Device Manager instead of running the Intel install script.
The reason is that I experienced some instability and freezing whenever I went online to the net after having installed driver 15.1 and applied this hack and even after having subsequently downdraged to 14.6.
Now that I installed 14.6 from scratch and without installing 15.1 at any time my new system is stable and singing..
So even though this hack works, I think there may be other issues that caused instability and freezing.
But then again, it may not have been the driver, I would be interested if anyone's system freezes or is unstable with this hack ?
This has been escalated to the desktop group. They have a driver that should fix the problem, but are still testing it before release, which should be soon.
Until the version 15.2 software comes out, you should use version 14.6 to resolve this issue.
One poster described instability when rolling back the drivers. The Intel(R) PROSet software that is installed with the newer versions is not tested with the old drivers and could cause instability. Therefore,you should not roll back the drivers from Windows* device manager. Follow these steps instead:
- Completely uninstall Intel(R) Network Connections. You can remove the program using Add or Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel.
- Install version 14.6 software.
Hello Intel And Forum Guys............
Another Problem i noted with Intel Pro Network Connections Driver is all versions i think ...... Tested with Intel DP35DP mobo... After installing the drivers all options are there in Intel Adpter properties like Line Testing,EEprom Testing.. After a few days these options are gone... Like there is a basic driver no options ... Problems are Xp and WIndows 7
Is there an "official" thread with the status of this? I just spent the better part of two weeks trying to fix what I thought was a sysprep issue, but ended up being this driver issue and on top of it all, when I went to the website for my particular board, they only list the broken drivers (absolutely no older working ones) for XP.
finally, it has been fixed on driver 15.2.
Thank you for your post! I actually sent one board back to Intel for warranty replacement due to this problem and was just about to send my new one back!
For anyone who was waiting for updated drivers that are supported on the Intel(R) Desktop Boards, version 15.3 software is now available.. This includes the same base drivers for the network connections that were in version 15.2, so you do not have to upgrade again if you already upgraded to version 15.2.