Alright this is annoying and seems to happen with every goddamn new build.
Just put together with my much more practiced girlfriend a lovely new computer! It's even got cable management solutions now.
Motherboard: Asrock Z170 Pro4S
CPU: Intel i5 6600
GPU: GTX 970
Using old SSD and HDD with Windows 7 installed.
Currently, it's running fine with a little wireless dongle for a connection.
But it drops in and out of recognizing that there's an ethernet cable plugged in, and I'd prefer to use the ethernet cable if possible. It's infuriating because sometimes it just pops on like it's going to be fine, then 10 minutes later the ethernet drops again and it refused to even recognize that there's a cable plugged in.Drivers:
-I've got the latest LAN drivers installed [Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) 1219-V]
-I've uninstalled them, reinstalled them from the latest web drivers, from the CD that came with the motherboard, etc and so on. I do not think it is definitely the drivers.
-All the drivers available for the Asrock motherboard are updated with their latest versionsPhysical:
-The cable worked 10 minutes before being plugged into the new setup. It works when plugged into my laptop. It's been functional for years without issue.
-The cable works fine when the damn thing suddenly decides to recognize it's plugged in.
-The router port on the motherboard works when it works, displaying activity and speed lights as indicated by the manual.Modem/Router:
-The modem and router have been power-cycled.
-The modem displays all indicators green.
-The router displays all indicators green.Last I left it:
The ethernet connection was functional, but operating at an incredibly slow speed. Looking at the configuration, it was set to 10Mbps/Half Duplex, which is way slower than it should be. I set it to 100Mbps/Full Duplex, at which point it shut down and will not allow itself to be altered because "network cable is disconnected".
I'd appreciate any input, because frankly I'm at the end of my rope. The damn thing is plugged in, it has the right drivers, and it FRIGGING WORKED for an hour, if slowly!
Edit: Oh! Also the Asrock included "easy driver install" tool in the BIOS doesn't function, it says it can't establish an internet connection.