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a b V Motherboard
June 24, 2004 4:17:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

I have a ASUS A7V600 running:

AMD XP 3000+
VANTEC 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
PLEXTOR PREMIUM CDRW
ASUS 52X CDROM
SONY DVD
GAINWARD TI4600 GEFORCE 4 128MB
FLOPPY
CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER LIVE 5.1 GAMER
2-MAXTOR SATA 80 GIG DRIVES ON RAID 0
2 - GEIL 512MB DDR-400 PC-3200

Running BIOS version 1007-005 Beta
Previosly running the 1006.awd version

The problem is that I have a yellow explanation mark in the device
manger for a network controller.

I have read the posts about turning off the USB in the BIOS but then
you do not have functionality of the USB Ports.

Updated the BIOS to the Beta 1007.005 version. Does not fix the
issue.

Re-installed Windows XP Pro 2 times, loaded all the lastest / greatest
drivers from the ASUS site.

Loaded all the 3com Drivers and Utilities still does not work.

Tried loading just the drivers on the second install no BS running in
the back ground, still has the same issue.

Called ASUS support, they do not know what the issues is. They said
that they will swap it out, because no one there knows Jack!

The onboard 3Com NIC 10/100/1000 works with no problems. This thing
is driving me crazy, need help.

Anybody know what the issue is?

I still think that it is a driver issue.

It is not the BIOS or USB settings in the BIOS.

Probably not hardware....
June 24, 2004 4:17:23 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

In article <rl6kd0ht0e32viiohft0vpr4mqvtkuq5f6@4ax.com>,
daniel.mcdougall@adelphia.net wrote:

> I have a ASUS A7V600 running:
>
> AMD XP 3000+
> VANTEC 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
> PLEXTOR PREMIUM CDRW
> ASUS 52X CDROM
> SONY DVD
> GAINWARD TI4600 GEFORCE 4 128MB
> FLOPPY
> CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER LIVE 5.1 GAMER
> 2-MAXTOR SATA 80 GIG DRIVES ON RAID 0
> 2 - GEIL 512MB DDR-400 PC-3200
>
> Running BIOS version 1007-005 Beta
> Previosly running the 1006.awd version
>
> The problem is that I have a yellow explanation mark in the device
> manger for a network controller.
>
> I have read the posts about turning off the USB in the BIOS but then
> you do not have functionality of the USB Ports.
>
> Updated the BIOS to the Beta 1007.005 version. Does not fix the
> issue.
>
> Re-installed Windows XP Pro 2 times, loaded all the lastest / greatest
> drivers from the ASUS site.
>
> Loaded all the 3com Drivers and Utilities still does not work.
>
> Tried loading just the drivers on the second install no BS running in
> the back ground, still has the same issue.
>
> Called ASUS support, they do not know what the issues is. They said
> that they will swap it out, because no one there knows Jack!
>
> The onboard 3Com NIC 10/100/1000 works with no problems. This thing
> is driving me crazy, need help.
>
> Anybody know what the issue is?
>
> I still think that it is a driver issue.
>
> It is not the BIOS or USB settings in the BIOS.
>
> Probably not hardware....

The Southbridge has an Ethernet controller in it. This is a
Media Access Controller (MAC) and it needs a PHY chip added to
the output, to drive the network cable.

http://www.via.com.tw/en/southbridge/vt8237.jsp

Now, if a designer wasn't using an interface like that, there
would be a pin that is used to disable the device, so that it
doesn't show up in the device manager. It could be, for example,
that the disable pin has an internal resistor to define the
level, and this is broken on the chip. That results in the
network controller showing up in the device manager.

Can you go into the Device Manager and just disable the device ?
Maybe finding a driver for the device will make the exclamation
mark go away.

Ethernet drivers are here:
http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=71

Get the one for "VT8237 integrated southbridge LAN".
The LAN shouldn't work, and you shouldn't try to use it,
as it doesn't appear in the manual to be intended to work.

HTH,
Paul
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 24, 2004 12:18:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

<daniel.mcdougall@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:rl6kd0ht0e32viiohft0vpr4mqvtkuq5f6@4ax.com...
> I have a ASUS A7V600 running:
>

it's one of the USB settings in the BIOS that causes the mystery adapter.
Advanced Menu - I/O Device Configuration - USB Device Mode. Set it to
Disabled and the mystery adapter should be gone.

You don't lose the USB ports with this setting.
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 25, 2004 3:30:03 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 08:18:54 GMT, "L'acrobat"
<husky.65@delete_me.bigpond.com> wrote:

>
><daniel.mcdougall@adelphia.net> wrote in message
>news:rl6kd0ht0e32viiohft0vpr4mqvtkuq5f6@4ax.com...
>> I have a ASUS A7V600 running:
>>
>
>it's one of the USB settings in the BIOS that causes the mystery adapter.
>Advanced Menu - I/O Device Configuration - USB Device Mode. Set it to
>Disabled and the mystery adapter should be gone.
>
>You don't lose the USB ports with this setting.
>

There is not setting in the BIOS for this in eaither the 1007-005 beta
or the 1006.awd BIOS verision.

The only selectionin the I/O Device Configuration is:

USB Controller (NOT USB DEVICE MODE)

selection is: ENABLED OR DISABLED

If the USB Controller is disabled then the USB Ports are ot active.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 25, 2004 7:59:53 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

<daniel.mcdougall@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:9komd0t9bb27bd456qpl9ht5v1sgrtl5rh@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 08:18:54 GMT, "L'acrobat"
> <husky.65@delete_me.bigpond.com> wrote:
>
> >
> ><daniel.mcdougall@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> >news:rl6kd0ht0e32viiohft0vpr4mqvtkuq5f6@4ax.com...
> >> I have a ASUS A7V600 running:
> >>
> >
> >it's one of the USB settings in the BIOS that causes the mystery adapter.
> >Advanced Menu - I/O Device Configuration - USB Device Mode. Set it to
> >Disabled and the mystery adapter should be gone.
> >
> >You don't lose the USB ports with this setting.
> >
>
> There is not setting in the BIOS for this in eaither the 1007-005 beta
> or the 1006.awd BIOS verision.
>

Interesting, I'm using 1006 and that is how I fixed it on mine.
!