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Onboard LAN: what is the use of the boot ROM?

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2004 12:33:49 AM

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

Hi, there

I've just installaed the LAN drivers for my GA-8IEXP mobo. It has a doble
entry in the BIOS: one to enable the onboard LAN chip (and that is enabled,
of course) and one to enable the LAN boot ROM.

What does the latter do?
I had hoped that it wuold have sped up the booting of the PC (it is
soooooooo slow now that I've enabled the LAN) but it was not so.

Should I leave it on, or...

cheers,
Peltio
the manual says nothing about bios settings
The only manual with the advanced bios setting I have is for the 8irxp and
has nothing about integrated LAN. : (

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2004 12:47:45 AM

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

"Peltio" wrote

>of course) and one to enable the LAN boot ROM.
>
>What does the latter do?

Never mind, I guess I've found it out myself.
It is used to allow the boot of the PC from the network.
Nomen omen... : )

cheers,
Peltio
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