MSI Z690 UnifyX - slow internet/constant hanging/buffering

danteaf14e302cf

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I spent the majority of the day troubleshooting this.

Turns out whenever I use ethernet internet, not only is my internet slow (even though speedtest is fine), downloads would fail, youtube is constant buffering and can barely manage to show 144p.
Upon switching ethernet ports on the motherboard, once it even bluescreened.

I then went ahead and plugged in the wifi antennas, no issues all runs as it should be.

I tried different routers, gigabit switches, cat6 cables. all the same. Updated drivers, removed drivers, nothing helped.

Time for RMA? Any ideas?
 

citay

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Way too early to think about RMA, it's the last resort when all methodical troubleshooting fails. Otherwise you could have exactly the same symptoms with the new board when you missed something.

First off, if you are on an older BIOS version, update to the newest one from https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MEG-Z690-UNIFY-X/support via M-Flash in the BIOS.
 

Alan J T

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Did you do a nice clean updated install of windows
or transplant from previous system

Older version of Window Install media may not support your Network adapter as I found out just very recently :wall: :wall: :wall:
 

danteaf14e302cf

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already updated, also updated bios.

reinstalled windows 11 today on a new disk, still the same.

safe to assume it's the board now
 
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