network problem-post hubs etc do not work with onboard lan

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W7XLR

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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.
Thanks. :O
 
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W7XLR

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Originally posted by W7XLR
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.
Thanks. :O
Received my NIC DFE-530TX+ from Newegg, disabled the onboard NIC installed the card. Works perfect, so it is a MSI board problem. I won't buy another MSI board, cost me $14.00 plus a PCI slot. but worst of all much wasted time! :O
 
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M0rph3u5

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Ok ppl in this thread it was sugested that inputting the MAC-ID that is on a sticker on the AMR Slot (Small blue one at the botton of all the slots)...BTW if you have your board in your case and dont want to take it out to get the MAC-ID...do what i did...

Slip a cd with a silver back inbetween the slot and the bottom of your pc case and it mirrors the number saving you the hastle of removing the board!!!!!....

Take this number in the format of xxxxxxxxxxxx (12 digits numbers & letters)..

go into your bios and enable nvidia mac and enter the number you just got....

MAKE SURE IT SAVES IT!!!... it took me 3 attempts before bios actually saved it properly..

boot into windows give it 60 secs to configure and IF you are luck like i was you will now have a working onboard LAN that transmits & recieves...


PLEASE IF THIS WORKS AND HELPS YOU DROP ME A LINE AND LET ME KNOW!!!

ukmr2@hotmail.com

IF NOT EMAIL MSI TECH SUPP AND KICK THERE ASSES FOR SUCH A CRAP WAY OF DOING THINGS!!!..


Later


M0rph3u5 :D
 
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Builder

Guest
:O Doesn't work with 2wire homeportal 100 gateway router. Lights up only when plugged directed into separate modem.

:baby: Recently gave in after a week of frustration and bought a linksys 10/100 lan card (LNE100TX ver. 5.1). Works now with router.

K7n2g Motherboard MSI
ti4200-vtd 8x VIVO MSI video card
Antec Sonata Case
All drivers updated with MSI live monitor 3 9/27/03
amd 2100 cpu
Western Digital WD400 40 GB hard drive
NEC CD rom cd-3200A
2X256 MB PC3200 CORSAIR
antec true power 380w
 
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Builder

Guest
btw, I bought also a linksys etherfast 5-port switch (ezxs55w ver.3) and it the onboard lan didn't come on for that on either.
 
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Builder

Guest
Originally posted by Builder
:O Doesn't work with 2wire homeportal 100 gateway router. Lights up only when plugged directed into separate modem but it still manages not to be able to connect to the network.

:baby: Recently gave in after a week of frustration and bought a linksys 10/100 lan card (LNE100TX ver. 5.1). Works now with router.

K7n2g Motherboard MSI
ti4200-vtd 8x VIVO MSI video card
Antec Sonata Case
All drivers updated with MSI live monitor 3 9/27/03
amd 2100 cpu
Western Digital WD400 40 GB hard drive
NEC CD rom cd-3200A
2X256 MB PC3200 CORSAIR
antec true power 380w
:rolleyes: I assume that new ADMtek Network Driver upgrade on MSI Live update is for Ethernet integrated adapters that work already such that it lights up if you connect an ethernet cord and a compatible hub to it in the back. Mine doesn't light up. Also, even if I uninstall my linksys 10/100 lan card from my Computer Devices and try to upgrade the driver through MSI Live update, it cannot even start an upgrade because it doesn't even recognize there is a lan port there. Am I right? Or is this new driver for something else that I am not aware of?
 
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NaAZoOR

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my integrated network card doesn't recognize any RJ45 cable bluged to it !!!
"ofcourse i enabled it from Bios"
the card is identefied by windows normally as nVidia ethernet ......
i tried to change the version of nForce driver but no way.
i pluged a normal PCI network card and work well with the LAN ... unpluged & re connect the integrated one with same cable but no way .. the task bar icon told me that A CABLE IS UNPLUGED
plz help


Note : i tried the nForce drivers came with mobo & the new one 21.45

my PC configurations

CPU : AMD 2000+
M/B : MSI K7N2 DELTA-L
RAM : SPECTEK 256 MB/333
HDD : SAMSUNG SP8004H/7200 RPM
VGA : ATI RADEON 8500 LE 128 MB
FAX : ROCKWELL
CD/RW : LiteOn 52X/32X/52X
DVD-ROM : LG DRD 8160B 16X/48X
 
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Uncle Rabbit

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In my earlier post(s), I had mentioned that I have a MSI K7N2G-L mobo,
and I have 5 computers networked together in my house; I will call the
MSI computer --> Computer A.

I am also using a Linksys 5-port HUB 10BaseT, and a Belkin 10/100
router.

Suffice to say that Computer A would not or could not see my other computers
in my network. What finally happened was that I connected Computer A
to the router, and Computers B, C, D, and E was connected thru the HUB,
and the HUB is connected to the router. Now all five computers can see each
other.

This new post is the following:

My brother and my cousin bought a Windows XP computer each from a friend.

What I found out was that both computers would not network on the hub or
router; both computers was not using a MSI mobo. Plus access to the
internet was running at 80%; some downloads failed to occur.

After spending countless hours trouble-shooting the problem, I finally came
across this solution:

1. Using a fully configured known spare hard drive as the master hard drive,
both computers were able to network, so this was not a hardware problem;
again it did not matter what mobo the computers was using.

2. After spending countless hours on the internet researching the network
problem and trying various solutions, this did not solve the problem.

3. Finally, I repartitioned the hard drives on both computers, reformat, and
reinstall Windows XP Pro O/S; because I knew it was a software problem
since my spare hard drive actually worked on both computers (after reloading
the mobo drivers for each computer).

I have still yet to find what was causing the software problem on the two
computers which prevented the computers to network, and 80% access to
the internet. Pinging the IP address of each computer failed --> Request
Timeout; but each computer was able to ping outside itself but not each
other.

4. After the O/S was installed, both computers are now able to network on
the HUB, and the Router.

5. Unfortunately, Computer A with the MSI mobo still will not network
directly with my HUB, and Computer A is still connected directly to the
Router.

The moral of this story is that the problems everybody in this forum is
facing is either a hardware problem, or even a software problem too.

I should also upgrade my 10BaseT Hub to a 10/100 Hub, just to test if
Computer A is able to connect directly to the new Hub or not ? ? ? ? ?


Uncle Rabbit
 
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Uncle Rabbit

Guest
BTW, as a follow-up:

The Online FAQs regarding the software problems why either computers
did not network (the computers that my brother and cousin bought) -->
suggested that the TCP/IP Protocols was somehow corrupted during the
original initial install of the Windows XP O/S.

The solution to fix the TCP/IP did not help.

When I reinstall the O/S on a clean reformatted hard drive, this somehow
fixed the problem, and now both computers in my previous posts can now
network.


Uncle Rabbit
 
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Gixer

Guest
What is this MAC thing? I havn't put anything in BIOS and my onboard LAN works fine with my Netgear HUB.
 
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sdunkley

Guest
A non-techie here whose on-board LAN did not function at first either. An installed LAN card worked fine. I read this thread until my eyes glazed over. I tried some of the suggestions here including the manual entering of the MAC address found on the board. On-board LAN still no go. I decided to try running the driver install CD that came with the board for a second time. To my delight, files installed that had not been there before (as shown by looking under the Device Manager). I ran the operating system networking wizard and was able to select and setup the LAN as had not been possible before. I plugged in my unshielded network cable and my cable internet connection, routed through a router, worked fine.

FYI if you are trying to ask me something. I only registered to the forum to post this message. Might check the board back after a day or so, but maybe never after that.

Win XP Pro, Service Pack 1 OS
K7N2G-ILSR mobo
2.6 GHz Athlon CPU
unshielded network cable
Netgear RT314 Gateway Router
don't know my driver versions - whatever came on the install CD
 
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Gixer

Guest
Got my new mode router : Netgear DG814

Works fine with no need to put that MAC thingy in. Just let it choose all the I.P's etc and worked first time with my onboard Lan.

Msi K7N2 Delta ILSR
XP2800+
512 ddr Corsair XMZ PC2700
GF4 Ti4600
60gb 7200 hd
 
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Uncle Rabbit

Guest
Hi Y'all


Just an update:


I came across an ENCORE ESH-705+ hub
Model # XZ840719T 5-ports

I am unable to find any tech specs for this
hub, but I believe that the hub is a
10BaseT.

Anyways, as you probably know my MSI
mobo K7N2G-L would not work with my
Linksys 5-port hub, and I had to connect
my MSI computer to the 10/100 router.

Using the ESH705, imagine to my supprise, 8o
the MSI mobo actually worked --> directly with
the new hub; no changing software nor hardware.


Regards


Uncle Rabbit


:D :)) :like:
 
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t1wicked

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i am a full time computer tech

about 2 month ago a i found out about the msi k7n2g -ilsr

all the review was good and to me it sound like a dream motherboard

right to the foresight of new tech and still with all the whisle and bell

imagine 1 motherboard 1 setup disk no driver headache

how far from the truth first i was short on cash and went with the k7n2g-l

msi did not supply anyone with this board for review and it is more then the promise chipset missing

first motherboard i had had ide controller sound and bios problem so i got it replace

now i am working on # 2 to make this card work is like building a card house

after many reformat and try and error i got order of install setup disk remove the ide controller and install the 3.7 remove the sound and install the realtek driver install dx 8 not 9 install nvidia vga byitself (warhead)dma off bios and on d.c.
install memory in dimm 3 and finally install realtek sound software 650 also got aspi somewhere on dual boot me and xp

and now i got it all? working and what a nice system it is rock solide i manage to run the fsb at 200 and the mul at 11.5 or 12 if i push the voltage and came back to high perf

now the board lan (to go on the web) dont work nor can i install msi 5200 128 vga i got blue screen but i got tv master to work

now is it a bad lan or bad software ?????????

i try all the msi driver is the other 1 like the sound i have to use ????
 
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tre-photo

Guest
Hey look my k7n2 Delta is all set up. Gig of Ram Geforce fx 256 mg age vi card. 2.6 Ant processor. Then I go and plug into the Nic card and I get a 169 on the Ip address. Plugged in my laptop and My old computer to check that things where live and they where hot. I have the computer plugged into a linksys 5 port hub. Can you help?
tts@tre-photo.com

Thanks
 
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dupre

Guest
i found the MAC address, one thing to note is that my K7N2 onboard lan works with my cable modem (Abit) and my Xbox perfectly. but not through my linksys 5port hub, seems most of us have problems with that hub.
 
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spcmnspff

Guest
8 Port hub with 3.1.3.0 driver 10/100. Very slow receiving on the internet, but works well on things like news servers. Works great with Linksys EW5HUB 5 port hub 10baseT no problems at all.
 
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OpT1kN3rv

Guest
Just got a wireless router BenQ AWL 700 and USB stick BenQ AWL 400
Seems the USB on my K7N2-L don't wanna play, keeps dropping connection, sometimes it lasts 1 hour other times it's after 1 minute, can't get back on network till i unplug USB stick and plug it back in.
Have 2 other AWL 400 sticks in others PC's and they run fine, tried them on this PC and the same, un regular drops . Led on USB stick never goes out either, so can't be lack of power.

All 3 pc's run WinXP sp1 this PC as a xp2200 and 1gb pc2700 in it.
 
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mikiwoz

Guest
Hi there.
Just another LAN problem...

I have a K7N2 Delta-L mb and am unable to aquire LAN connection.
The drivers are installed, the system can see the hardware, winipcfg shows all the info (IP, MAC, etc...), but when I plug the cable, the green LED shines on the comp, but it doesn't shin on the hub. WTF?
What is even more curious - it keeps on shining after unplugging the cable...

The cable connection is OK, checked it before. The LAN settings are also fine.

Now, I have tried a few things that were said to resolve the problem:
1). Inputting the MAC addr. written on the ACR slot did no good. The BIOS seems to "forget" it. After writeng it in the BIOS, restarting the machine (yes, I've SAVED the settings :tongue: ) and re-entering the BIOS - the settings are lost! Even the "Manual MAC" setting is re-set to "Disabled"... :angryfire:
2). installed the new BIOS ver. Same thing... :wall:
3). Unfortunately I am unable to change the hub...
4). ...but I think I will change something else... It is a pity, since the board, IMHO, r0x...

Now, if someone had managed to resolve this one way or other (none of the methods on this forum did help) - well, it would be great not to have to change the mb to something else... I really liked it...
 
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Myrdhinn

Guest
Dumped my Linksys befrs41 router and replaced it with a SMC 700vbr and so far 24hrs with not one hiccup or event in XP event viewer. The linky crapped out 20+ times a day with "cable unplugged".
 
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