New rig, see signature. I have issues with the Nvidia Nic. I have seen alot on these boards but none exactly like mine.
I loaded Windows Media center and accidently put on nvidia firewall. I deleted it immediatly but I am not sure if it is all gone.
After a week the nF4 Nic quit on me during downloading a large file using Bittornado. No connectivety to my DSL modem (wirespeed dual connect). BUT the nic was still seen by Windows as working and as connected and firewalled. I switched to the Marvel and it worked.
On the Nf4 Nic. I changed cat5e cables, I reset the modem, I tried reinstalling the nvidia ethernet drivers. I tried detect settings automatically, but it kept grinding and coming up with the same ip, 169.254.98.138. , 255.255.0.0. subnet mask. I tried the 127.0.0.1 ping and it came back as unable to send or receive. I gave the NIC a static ip address to the modem, given me by my ISP. EVERY time I did anything in the LAN properties the computer would freeze and I would have to hotkey. Finally, it took and the nic worked again (with static modem ip). I switched back to automatically and it worked.....
Two days later it died again. I tried everything again but it was totally broken.
I RMAed the MOBO.
I replaced it with the same board. I did not reinstall windows. One week later the same thing happens. Getting the 169.254.98.138. I forced the static and it came back after about 2 hours of trying. I went back to detect automatically. It works now but for how long?
What would you do? I want to use the NIcs on the MOBO.
I also have seen other posts that even seperate Nics have this creep up.
What is RGMII and pin strap in the bios settings? A google search has not shead any light on it for me. I do not think the MAC address is the problem either, since my nic is seen by windows.