NICs fail to work on every boot and system slows to a freeze
I have 2 systems.
both have Vista ultimate with the sp1 rc.
1 is a dell laptop with wifi, the other is a custom built with a 680i
motherboard with the duel nics.
1 is 64 bit, other is 32 bit.
Both have most of the same software installed except for games.
both experience the same types of NIC issues on separate networks.
I will boot into windows and notice my network is not connected with the
little red network icon.
If I try to disable the effected nic the device manager will hang.
If I try to repair it will come back and say bindings are not right or
driver is malfunctioning.
If I reboot chances are it will work.
If on the 680i I plug the cable from 1 NIC to the other I can save myself a
reboot because the other NIC will work.
On the laptop if the wifi fails to fully connect it gets into a half
connected state where you can't do any disabling without freezing up and
eventually the system will grind to a halt not accepting input. I've never
waited long enough on the 680i machine to see if it will freeze eventually.
The home network where the 680i is uses a d-link gamerlounge router.
At work the laptop uses a linksys wrtblah thing.
I already tried the dhcp broadcast flag thing and that's not the fix.
Drivers are always up to date.
Problem is still here with sp1.