I have a K7N2G board. I know little about networking, but I do no that when I hook any of my other computers with nic cards into either the Cable modem or my no name 8 port hub they work fine. The K7N2G will only work pluged directly into Cable modem any other way is dns error no connection! From what information I have read here and around, seems there is a major flaw with the on-board Nic. I have ordered another card, but should not have to pay extra or waste a slot. If this turns out to be true I will never buy a MSI board again, don't have time or money to waste.