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Fresh Install of 8.1, ethernet cable unplugged?

  1. #11


    Try installing the windows 7 driver for the Realtek device dated 3/13/2014 from the MSI site directly using compatibility mode as described in the second link. Without updating the PCI NIC this is about all I can think of.

    Just set Windows 7 64 bit as the Op system, driver is second one down, version 7.77.1126.2013 > MSI Global K9A2 Platinum

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Try installing the windows 7 driver for the Realtek device dated 3/13/2014 from the MSI site directly using compatibility mode as described in the second link. Without updating the PCI NIC this is about all I can think of.

    Just set Windows 7 64 bit as the Op system, driver is second one down, version 7.77.1126.2013 > MSI Global K9A2 Platinum

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8
    Thanks I'll give it a try.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Try installing the windows 7 driver for the Realtek device dated 3/13/2014 from the MSI site directly using compatibility mode as described in the second link. Without updating the PCI NIC this is about all I can think of.

    Just set Windows 7 64 bit as the Op system, driver is second one down, version 7.77.1126.2013 > MSI Global K9A2 Platinum

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

    So I ran the driver installer in compatibility mode, I take it you do either step two or three. I did number 2 and it installed fine. It hasn't started working yet, so I'm gonna restart and see.

    EDIT:

    Sorry buddy that didn't work either. Can you recommend a decent NIC that would work with this mobo? I mean I have no clue what I'm looking at since I'm not a network man so it's all really basic with me. Like which would be better the pci or the pci e etc etc etc.
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  4. #14


    Is it still not detecting that it's plugged in at all? That seems very strange to me as driver problems show up differently and wired connections aren't usually problematic.

    Which model number router and modem are you using for this?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Is it still not detecting that it's plugged in at all? That seems very strange to me as driver problems show up differently and wired connections aren't usually problematic.

    Which model number router and modem are you using for this?
    It's a Windstream unit from Sagemcom
    Model is as follows: Modem/router sagem fast 1704 Windstream

    As I've stated before, when the computer is starting up it shows that the connection is made on the router (shows a 1, for the first port) and then as soon as the blue window with the balls gets about halfway through, the (1) turns off and that's all she wrote.

    Why it's doing this is beyond me. Also as I said earlier that I have no experience with networks as I was always a hardware man and never really messed with them much. So I don't know about how to "get into" the router etc.

    Also figured Id state this as well. I've tried it on all the slots 1-4 and using 3 different Ethernet cables, which I know work since I've tested on other equipment.
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    Buy a Rosewill from Newegg.com or amazon.com.
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  7. #17


    It's acting like the handshake is failing between the router and the NIC. The specs on this router/modem are a bit dated so you might consider updating to a standard modem + router rather than a combo unit.

    There are also many different PCI cards to choose from but the 10/100 limited speed router/modem is holding you back here.

    The IP to access your router is standard 192.168.1.1
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  8. #18


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    It's acting like the handshake is failing between the router and the NIC. The specs on this router/modem are a bit dated so you might consider updating to a standard modem + router rather than a combo unit.

    There are also many different PCI cards to choose from but the 10/100 limited speed router/modem is holding you back here.

    The IP to access your router is standard 192.168.1.1
    Yeah that's a good way to describe it. I just got this one like a month ago, and it was the newest one they had lol.

    So you are saying for the PCI cards that even if they say 10/100/1000 then they are still capped at 100?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellTyner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    It's acting like the handshake is failing between the router and the NIC. The specs on this router/modem are a bit dated so you might consider updating to a standard modem + router rather than a combo unit.

    There are also many different PCI cards to choose from but the 10/100 limited speed router/modem is holding you back here.

    The IP to access your router is standard 192.168.1.1
    Yeah that's a good way to describe it. I just got this one like a month ago, and it was the newest one they had lol.

    So you are saying for the PCI cards that even if they say 10/100/1000 then they are still capped at 100?
    Yes with the router you have now everything will be capped at 10/100 not 1000 or GB capable at all. Not to mention it's only wireless G capable, not N, not AC.

    Is a matter of fact the specs on this router are over 10 years out of date. You would be far better served with a dedicated modem and a newer model router that is GB and wireless N capable. This would most likely solve your problems.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellTyner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    It's acting like the handshake is failing between the router and the NIC. The specs on this router/modem are a bit dated so you might consider updating to a standard modem + router rather than a combo unit.

    There are also many different PCI cards to choose from but the 10/100 limited speed router/modem is holding you back here.

    The IP to access your router is standard 192.168.1.1
    Yeah that's a good way to describe it. I just got this one like a month ago, and it was the newest one they had lol.

    So you are saying for the PCI cards that even if they say 10/100/1000 then they are still capped at 100?
    Yes with the router you have now everything will be capped at 10/100 not 1000 or GB capable at all. Not to mention it's only wireless G capable, not N, not AC.

    Is a matter of fact the specs on this router are over 10 years out of date. You would be far better served with a dedicated modem and a newer model router that is GB and wireless N capable. This would most likely solve your problems.
    I figure it will hold me back some but I just don't think it's what caused this problem though.

    So in your opinion would i be served well by getting a NIC card regardless if I upgrade the router or not?
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