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From: Willie Barnett [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:56 PM
Subject: [CRTech] Weird LAN issue!
To the Braintrust:
I have a computer that apparently only recently started having weird LAN connection issues... it keeps showing "connected/disconnected" in a repeating cycle, as though someone is plugging and unplugging the LAN cable.
Tried in a different port, new cable, etc. No help.
Created a backup, and restored to a new HD, and installed a whole new MoBo, which included a new LAN port.
After all the drivers were in, the computer worked... but the LAN started going on/off again, same as before!! :O Now, this is with a COMPLETELY NEW MOBO, (new LAN port) and even connected to a different switch!
Obviously, it's something in Windows. (XP)
A Google search suggested changing from 1GB speed to 100Mbit. That stopped the "blinking", so that important computer is once again useful...for now.
I hope to find an answer, tho, so I can work on it on Friday, and fix it properly... but now, my workday is done. ;)