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Dead onboard with ASUS Maximus III Gene

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Hey guys,

 

My onboard network adapter stopped working while I was out of town. The drivers won't reinstall (W7 pro x64) and it doesn't even show up under the device manager.

 

There was a decent lightning storm while I was out of town, but...who knows, right? I would have guessed that either the cable modem or router would have gotten cooked before any computer hardware (everything is on a surge protector except for the coax and RJ45).

 

 

Anything that I should try before I throw in a PCI NIC? :mellow:

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I might try to use a live cd and boot up some *nix distro, just to be sure it's not software related.

 

Once you boot up first thing to do would be to ping the loopback adapter.

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Good idea! I think I have an ubuntu live somewhere. If not, the girlfriend has a bazillion linux distros floating around. :thumbsup:

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Someone got to me with the exact same symptom a few weeks ago. Ubuntu wouldn't see it either. So I told him to go get a dedicated adapter.

 

Nate, is it still under warranty?

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Someone got to me with the exact same symptom a few weeks ago. Ubuntu wouldn't see it either. So I told him to go get a dedicated adapter.

 

Nate, is it still under warranty?

 

Should be...it has a three year warranty. I'm not sure if it's worth pulling the entire computer apart and then paying postage. The NIC I've been eyeballing is only $30:

 

Intel 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps

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There are cheaper ones. Also, if I was you, I'd take a PCI-E one. In a few years, if you build another computer and for some reason need to reuse that NIC, most chances are that mobos won't have legacy PCI slots anymore.

 

Good advice. I was going to suggest the same.

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There are cheaper ones. Also, if I was you, I'd take a PCI-E one. In a few years, if you build another computer and for some reason need to reuse that NIC, most chances are that mobos won't have legacy PCI slots anymore. Here, take a look at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166019

 

Yeah, yeah. PCIe, I had a feeling this was coming. :whistling:

 

That slot has already been preallocated to a Xonar Essence STX :teehee:

 

mATX motherboards don't have a whole lot of options (I almost wish that this motherboard only had PCIe). I'll stick with Intel only on the premise that I've never had a single problem with any of their NICs.

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Yeah, yeah. PCIe, I had a feeling this was coming. :whistling:

 

That slot has already been preallocated to a Xonar Essence STX :teehee:

 

mATX motherboards don't have a whole lot of options (I almost wish that this motherboard only had PCIe). I'll stick with Intel only on the premise that I've never had a single problem with any of their NICs.

 

Actually...you guys are right. PCIe it is :P

 

I can play expansion card musical chairs when I get a dedicated soundcard. Both of my 2.0 x16 slots run at full x16....so, it shouldn't be an issue to throw the graphics card in the lower slot, making the PCIe x4 available.

 

Now that I've bought it, I'll ubuntu test it tonight. I have a feeling that it's completely toast for some reason. :teehee:

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