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Motherboard Network Adapter suddenly stopped working

Posted on 2010-11-22
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Hi,
I've got a ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard, it's got two on board Network Adapters / LAN.
They both used to show up in my Device Manger (one was PCI, one was PCIe, don't know if that makes any kind of difference or related to this question)...

Anyways, Last night took cover off computer, turned computer off, just moved some fans around. Turned computer back on and could not connect to the internet using the network adapter the ethernet cable has always been plugged into. To get on the netI have to use the only remaining Network Adapter (PCIe as it shows in DM). I"m just worried now if this one goes kaput that I'll be SOL and won't even be able to connect anymore.

Is there anyone that knows why it just quit working or how to get it back? i've tried to disable in BIOS, reboot, shutdown, then reboot with ethernet cable in the one that does not work without any luck.

Edit: MoBo is about 1 month old, I'm behind a router if that makes any kind of difference.

help!?

Thanks
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If the first did go bad (sounds like it) and the second is working, I wouldn't worry about it. Worst case if both went bad, you could purchase a 1GB PCI Nic and still be surfing right along. Thanks
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thakns for the info. If more ppl say about the same thing you answered with I'll award the points to you fine Sir....

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As a side note, if you bought this board new, it generally comes with a 3yr warranty via the manufacturer. If you wanted to go through the trouble of troubleshooting it with asus, they would probably replace/fix it if they determine it is defective. I myself would wait it out since Lan2 is working and make that decision if something happened to Lan2 before buying a PCI Nic. Thanks
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Thanks but like you said.. is it worth that trouble to replace (i've got SLI attached to it, water cooled i7 Processor with MoBo adapters, etc) it  than just buying an external one or one for a free slot like you had mentioned. Thinking back, it's just goign to be TOO TOO much trouble and effort replacing this board


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Well I would just like to say , a while after this, I restored my computer to an earlier time and that made my network adapters BOTH Work great.
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