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my only option is DHCP, i have 10Mbit LAN connection whit 5 Dyn IPs.. i cant run static.. the nv nic worked in a earlier versions of the BIOS, becouse me and my bud tryed out the GB lan @ hes place.. im gonna try a older bios..

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I'm having similar issue, but even using a static address doesn't work. I'll try Angry's steps with the MAC and see if I can get it to work. The activity lights are working and Windows sees the network, but never a valid IP address. I'm using a WRT54G as well.

 

Thanks

Jim

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As far as I know, that's a Windows issue, not a driver issue. Unless the NIC is active during Windows installation (impossible in this case because the NIC driver has to be loaded afterwards), then I don't think Windows grabs a valid IP. /registerdns is probably automatically done assuming Windows recognizes the NIC during auto configuration.

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so does the mac adress have to be inputed for lan to work at all? even on the nf3?

 

i couldnt get lan to work on my nf2 board so i had to go into the windows and create a network bridge that used my firewire. i had to go into setup a home network and connect through residential network. i dont have to do that with any other nf2 boards ive had. and when i switch my hdd's to another nf2 rig it shows the bridge and one network connection unplugged but it shows one connected and internet works fine. i dont get it???

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I think the only time you can even enter a MAC address and have it work is if you're on a LAN that doesn't connect out. In that case the MAC address can be read and used by a routing table, in place of an IP address.

 

To connect to the internet, you'll need to use the unique MAC burned into the NIC.

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I couldn't get on with static IP or DHCP. I tried /registerdns and updating the firmware on my Linksys WRT54G, and it still didn't work. Windows was showing a MAC, so I put that in the BIOS and it didn't work.

 

When I followed Angry's direction and pulled the MAC from the sticker on the AGP slot, it worked instantly. Wierd that would make-or-break it.

 

Now I'm getting Page Fault in Non-Paged Area during Windows XP installation...

:(

 

Jim

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