Closed

Integrated Nvidia NIC - Broadcom AC131 10/100 -- HELP

Bought a retail gateway to use as a small, temporary server for our company. Installed Server 2003 Enterprise on it, but the network driver won't load. I have tried every driver that I could find as far as from gateway, nvidia, broadcom and generics. Has anyone else has this problem. The thing just won't accept drivers. Thanks
4 answers Last reply
More about integrated nvidia broadcom ac131 help
  1. Assuming you're running 32-bit 2003, did you try the following (or similar) nForce drivers?

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_430_410_winxp32_8.26.html

    The 64-bit drivers are here:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_430_410_winxp64_8.26.html

    (I'm just guessing that you have an nForce 6100/410 board -- you should select the appropriate combination of nVidia chipset and OS. Perhaps SiS Sandra or some other utility could tell you the underlying HW details.)

    I'm running 2003 x64 on a 6150/430 board with the version 8.26 XP-64 drivers and it's fine.
  2. Update

    I tried those drivers and they did not fix my integrated ethernet problem. Those chipset drivers fixed everything except the ethernet. I ended up going and buying a PCI ethernet card, plug and play, and it was good to go. Did this on three servers. I have a feeling that it will never work, but I guess that's what happens when you put an OS that isn't supported on a PC.
  3. Burnsie said:
    Update

    I tried those drivers and they did not fix my integrated ethernet problem. Those chipset drivers fixed everything except the ethernet. I ended up going and buying a PCI ethernet card, plug and play, and it was good to go. Did this on three servers. I have a feeling that it will never work, but I guess that's what happens when you put an OS that isn't supported on a PC.


    6 months later, I know, but I bought an ECS board that was based on this chipset. Those drivers don't work on a standard XP deployment either.

    I noticed ex post facto that the board had been discontinued. I wonder if their failure to deliver a working Ethernet driver had anything to do with it.

    I also notice that on ECS's site, they list 4 different ethernet driver packs, two by Realtek and two by nVidia - apparently they don't know what works on it either. *facepalm*

    All this because I wanted an easy integrated video chipset on a cheap AMD board to keep me competitive with the big-box stores. Well, at least that part worked.
  4. griffin8r said:
    6 months later, I know, but I bought an ECS board that was based on this chipset. Those drivers don't work on a standard XP deployment either.

    I noticed ex post facto that the board had been discontinued. I wonder if their failure to deliver a working Ethernet driver had anything to do with it.

    I also notice that on ECS's site, they list 4 different ethernet driver packs, two by Realtek and two by nVidia - apparently they don't know what works on it either. *facepalm*

    All this because I wanted an easy integrated video chipset on a cheap AMD board to keep me competitive with the big-box stores. Well, at least that part worked.

    Er, more like three years.
Ask a new question

Read More

NICs Broadcom Servers Gateway Nvidia Components