Toshiba Satellite (A215-S5825) - NIC Card will not stay active
Posted on 2008-06-19
Dear Greater I.T. Intellect,
I have a toshiba satellite portable (a215-s5825) that is have LAN card problems (RealTek RTL8139/810x). Disabling/enabling the NIC card will cause the NIC port to become active for about 5 seconds. Then it defaults to 'network cable unplugged'.
This laptop was originally shipped w/ Vista. The client has been downgraded to windows xp sp3.
I've looked in the BIOS, and the NIC Card setting is set to active. I've turned this setting on/off to no avail. WOL has been turned on/off to no avail.
Device manager shows the NIC Card working properly.
Downloaded winxp NIC Card drivers from the realtek & toshiba, to no avail.
Via taskmanager, disabled all misc. processes/services (virus apps., firewall apps., etc.). Did not work.
Can anyone assist me w/ this problem? Thanks so much, in advanced.