network adapter troubles on a MS-6039 mainboard
I can run my Pentuim III 800 MHz computer with an MSI MS-6039 V2.1 mainboard for about 24 hours until my pci network adapter simply stops working. Once the adapter reaches this state, it will work for about a minute if you unplug the network cable and plug it back in again but it requires a cold shutdown and reboot in order to function properly. This applies to every network card I have tried to use so far, and it happens regardless of whether it is runing Linux, OpenBSD, or Windows XP so I think you could appreciate just how pissed off I am getting.
The network cards I have tried so far are the 3c509 and the realtek 8139. Both are reliable adapters in every other machine I have used them in. I am thinking it's a BIOS problem because of it's persistance throughout all operating systems but I have no idea what it could be since I have the newest BIOS update (v3.8) and I have already tried disabling and enabling Wake on LAN. That's why I am asking you. If you don't have any ideas, then I would accept rebooting every 24 hrs as a mediocre but necessary fix but I would really rather not.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by mangolicious; 05-24-2006 at 04:24 PM.