I have an intermittent hardwired connection on my desktop which runs on a Asus P4P800 motherboard
and is connected by an ethernet cord to a generic bridge to a Linksys router.
I turn on the computer, and Windows says "Limited or no connectivity". I unplug the ethernet cord and plug it in again and 50% to 90% of the time, it gets connected and Internet is normal. It doesn't drop or change. It's consistent.
If I reboot the system or shutdown, the same cycle. Sometimes I can't get it back. I do a "ipconfig" to check and I can't "renew" the connection.
I have 3 other systems connected to the same bridge, same router. None of them have this issue.
I don't think the bridge or router is the problem. I think it's either software or hardware.
The system is new - an old motherboard, but new. New harddrive, new installation of Windows, everything.
Is it the network card? Is it the driver? I got the driver from ASUS's website, matching the model number.
The Internet works fine, otherwise. No issues. I've never seen a problem like this one.
O/S: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP 3
Motherboard: ASUS P4P800