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Windows 7: "Ethernet" Connection Drop

20 Oct 2009   #461
PaulS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Getting used to not having Internet for random periods of time (one hour, 5 hours or a day)? I don't think so... It's driving me crazy.


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20 Oct 2009   #462
Snufffed

 

Have you tried to move / copy all the Vista Drivers and install them in Win 7 with compatibility mode.

also there are some many different ppl using this thread for the similar its damn confusing on who to help anybody.

Plz if you have a specific Problem
START YOUR OWN THREAD.
PS: in your specs what version of Win 7 - there are 5 you know and all work differently, OH yes, x86 or x64.
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21 Oct 2009   #463
PaulS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Snuffy, if you are referring to me, I've already started my own thread. You can find it here NVIDIA nForce Network Adapter problems . Even with the modifications from the last post, I'm still having problems.
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21 Oct 2009   #464
hance

windows 7 Entreprise x64
 
 

Hi everyone, i joins with you because i have the same problem of droping connection in about every 20minutes. I have tried to update all drivers :

Mother board : ASUS P5Q-E , so i have an Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet

Drivers saw by windows when i installed win 7 : Drop connection.
Drivers update with windows update : Drop connection.
Drivers update downloaded from ASUS for win 7 x64: Drop connection.

I feel very strange because :
Other PC use the same LAN in XP , vista : No problem.
I didn't have this kind of drop with vista x64 ultimate.
I didn't have this kind of drop for my fiste month of using windows 7 Ultimate RTM
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now, i'm using version 7 OEM updated through Dell with all update from microsoft and then ... connection drops.


Solution ? i have tried all solution posted here , but no lucky for me.
i deactived homegroup, changed network type from home to office or public ... nothing happened.

I have read from internet from others forums: many ppl have this kind of issus ...
do we have to contact microsoft ? ,

with out internet, my computer is just like a box cold metal...
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21 Oct 2009   #465
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hance View Post
Hi everyone, i joins with you because i have the same problem of droping connection in about every 20minutes. I have tried to update all drivers :

Mother board : ASUS P5Q-E , so i have an Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet

Drivers saw by windows when i installed win 7 : Drop connection.
Drivers update with windows update : Drop connection.
Drivers update downloaded from ASUS for win 7 x64: Drop connection.

I feel very strange because :
Other PC use the same LAN in XP , vista : No problem.
I didn't have this kind of drop with vista x64 ultimate.
I didn't have this kind of drop for my fiste month of using windows 7 Ultimate RTM
...
now, i'm using version 7 OEM updated through Dell with all update from microsoft and then ... connection drops.


Solution ? i have tried all solution posted here , but no lucky for me.
i deactived homegroup, changed network type from home to office or public ... nothing happened.

I have read from internet from others forums: many ppl have this kind of issus ...
do we have to contact microsoft ? ,

with out internet, my computer is just like a box cold metal...
It really would have been nice if you had started your own thead.
Please do.
You have a DELL and Microsoft does not give support with out PAY to OEM. CALL DELL.
First - you answered your own question.
1. RTM - worked fine.
2. update thru OEM DELL and you loose connections.

3. How did you update 7600-RTM via OEM thru DELL?
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22 Oct 2009   #466
Solace

Windows 7 7600 x64/x32
 
 

unistall whatever driver you have installed. use the default driver thats in windows. enjoy a stable connection until ****ty software developers get a grip on whats actually considered compatible/stable "this will never happen"
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22 Oct 2009   #467
hance

windows 7 Entreprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
It really would have been nice if you had started your own thead.
Please do.
You have a DELL and Microsoft does not give support with out PAY to OEM. CALL DELL.
First - you answered your own question.
1. RTM - worked fine.
2. update thru OEM DELL and you loose connections.

3. How did you update 7600-RTM via OEM thru DELL?

thank you for reply and sorry if i didn't creat the new topic, i've just wanted to say that i had that problem too.

My dear friend works for Dell and he will bringout my PC this WK to re change the mother board for the XPS630i once and that means re-installation at full.
i will feedback if the problem stand still.
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22 Oct 2009   #468
RugbyHoe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm new to this forum but I thought I'd add my $0.02 here.

I was experiencing a similar problem with my ethernet dropping out with alarming frequency after I upgraded one of my Vista x64 boxes to Windows 7. Any time I'd attempt to play music stored on my Windows Home Server with WinAmp (or WMP), it would play for a minute or two, then the connection would drop and force me to reset the NIC. I'd also suffer similar drops when surfing the net, but this was not nearly as often or predictable.

These issues are what led me to this thread, but frankly, there is so much information on here that it really wasn't all that helpful, since there seems to be a wide variety of cards/symptoms being discussed here. It did give me a few good leads to pursue though - and thanks for that.

In my particular case, I have 2 nVidia nForce NICs on my MSI P6N Diamond motherboard. I was experiencing the dropped connections regardless of which ethernet port was being used (1, 2, or both). The Windows 7 upgrade had applied the generic Microsoft drivers, so that was my first suspect. I downloaded the currrent nForce 680i SLI drivers for Windows 7 x64 from nVidia (v. 15.51), and installed just the ethernet drivers from the package (driver version 73.1.4.0).

This was over 2 days ago (Monday night). In a totally unscientific test, I have been running WinAmp in shuffle mode since that time without any drops. Since it used to lock up hard when the drops would occur, I am starting to have some confidence that this issue might be resolved (at least for me).

This makes me happy, because my only other options were going to be to either restore Vista from WHS, or repave the box using a clean install of Win 7 (meaning I'd have had to reinstall all of my programs and tools - of which there are many)

So in my case, despite some suggestions to the contrary, using the default Microsoft drivers was causing my problems, and they went away after I installed the current drivers I obtained directly from the chipset manufacturer (being nVidia, not MSI).

I realize that this will not be a one-size fits all solution, but it's worth a try if you are having ethernet connection problems with Windows 7 x64 on an MSI P6N Diamond 680i SLI motherboard. Hope this helps.
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23 Oct 2009   #469
rascaluk

Win 7 x32 Ultimate
 
 
Adding my troubles to the pie

Just adding info into the pot really. Running W7 on my media PC in my front room and last night added it to my my quadcore desktop.

It's totally fine on my media PC runs like an absolute charm. This afternoon however my quadcore started dropping the (wired) ethernet connection. So far it only seems to be when I try to copy a large file across to my home server. It's gets so far and then loses ethernet connection.

I'm running the 32 bit version on both machines. The Quadcore was perfectly fine and never had a problem under Vista and is exactly the same hardware inside as it had last night under Vista and was fine. The install was a clean one on a freshly formatted HD

My ethernet is onboard my intel motherboard, with 4 gig ram and the specs of this machine are a million times better than the machine it is working perfectly on.

I thought everything had gone pretty smoothly so far but if I can't copy files across my network then grrr..

I'm assuming it is W7 software related, NIC drivers or something...

Hoping for a fix soon.
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23 Oct 2009   #470
davefr

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rascaluk View Post
Just adding info into the pot really. Running W7 on my media PC in my front room and last night added it to my my quadcore desktop.

It's totally fine on my media PC runs like an absolute charm. This afternoon however my quadcore started dropping the (wired) ethernet connection. So far it only seems to be when I try to copy a large file across to my home server. It's gets so far and then loses ethernet connection.

I'm running the 32 bit version on both machines. The Quadcore was perfectly fine and never had a problem under Vista and is exactly the same hardware inside as it had last night under Vista and was fine. The install was a clean one on a freshly formatted HD

My ethernet is onboard my intel motherboard, with 4 gig ram and the specs of this machine are a million times better than the machine it is working perfectly on.

I thought everything had gone pretty smoothly so far but if I can't copy files across my network then grrr..

I'm assuming it is W7 software related, NIC drivers or something...

Hoping for a fix soon.
Quadcore??? Both my problem systems are also quad core.

This is strange because there are a ton of us with connection problems that span across multiple different H/W platforms, NIC's and versions of W7.

There are also plenty of other users that appear to be running just fine.

Why the differences?? I wonder if it could be some interaction between W7, NIC driver and quad core?? I thought I read that W7 included changes to take more advantage of quad core CPU's.
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