Problem with a NIC connecting at 1Gbps
Posted on 2010-11-13
I have an older pc running Windows 2003 and it has a Marvell 88E8001 NIC in it. The NIC is supposed to do gig.
Any time I try to make it go 1gig (say I unplug and plug the cable), the NIC will say (in a ballon above the system tray) "Connected at 1 Gbps", then immediately it will bounce and say "NIC Disabled" and then go back to the connected at 1Gbps message. It will alternate between connected and disabled 3 times before it says "Connected at 100Mbps" and stays stable.
If I go into the config of the card and force it to 1000Mbps FULL, it will continue to bouce back and forth until I set it back to Auto.
I have tried the latest drivers from Marvell's site (dated 9/2010) but to no avail. I have also used my laptop to test the physical port. It connects 1gig no problem.
Is this a setting somewhere or a malfuctioning NIC??? Any help is appreciated. Thanks