MSI Z78i Gaming AC takes long time to obtain IP address (but has internet)

gordy.iphone

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Mostly copy/pasted most of this from another thread as it described the same problem...

Ever since I got the board, whenever I boot into Windows the network icon on taskbar shows the little blue circle as if it's obtaining an IP address. It takes usually 1-3 minutes for it go away. During this time, I usually can't open any apps. For example, if I clicked on iTunes, nothing would happen. However, once the circle went away, iTunes and any other applications I had clicked on would open.

Chrome seems to open regardless of the network icon. This is how I know I still have internet connectivity. Although the icon shows that it's still obtaining an IP address, I can access the internet no problem on Chrome.

Additionally, if I were to go to Control Panel and try and look at the network adapter settings, it will not load. Control Panel will show that green progress bar indicator (in the address field) and do nothing. But the moment the IP address is "obtained", the network adapter settings will open.

Note: I have not had any other issue with the network driver. No speed issues or lag or anything like that. Just 1-3 minutes of my computer being somewhat unusable because it "tries" to obtain an IP address. This has become a real hassle for me sometimes when I just need to do something on my PC and have to wait for this. Defeats the purpose of running an SSD that boots in seconds.

Thank you. If any other details are needed, please let me know.
 

gordy.iphone

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Things tried so far...

Isolating and testing with individual ram sticks
Removing graphics card
removing wifi card
disabling ethernet in bios
Using non killer Atheros drivers
safe mode
disabling all network hardware in device manager, wifi/bluetooth/ethernet
removal from homegroup

Ill keep the list updated ;)
 

gordy.iphone

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Just trawled through all the non ms services and the little bugger was teamviewer 10. So im off to go grizzle at them now.
 

Nichrome

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Hi

Yes very often it happens that some 3rd party software is causing issues. I had issues when I had Hamachi and Virtual Box installed together (also issue with network). Once either removed, all went back to normal.

Well done on finding the source of the issue  :biggthumbsup:
 

Chike

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I'm assuming it's your own network, so it's easy to give it a static IP out of DHCP range.
 
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