This seems to be a common problem with this board, judging from other forums. I installed all drivers I could find, and device manager thinks it works, but my broadband DSL just doesn't connect to anything. After disabling onboard LAN in BIOS and installing cheesy 3COM card, works like a champ. Anyone have any luck getting their onboard LAN to work????
lol my soyo dragon ultra cant uae the crappy cmi audio chip so I put my sb live in and no problems .. for the lan.. are you going into Start|run|winipcfg, release all|renew all after you install it ?? I did that and the lan chip performs as good as my pci nic card.. I do have other issues with this board however that revolve around poor general performance and crashes tho'
<b><font color=blue>Computers run on smoke, I let the smoke out of mine and it quit working </b> </font color=blue>
I've had this borad for a couple of months now and have had no trouble with it at all. Onboard LAN and audio have been great. I use it for gameing, surfing, and programming. Most stable machine I have ever owned.
-Make sure it's enabled in the bios
-ipconfig/release all, ipconfig/renew all
-Make sure there are no conflicts in device manager
February 21, 2002 5:18:04 PM
Wow and I thought it was just me. I just got me a new soyo board and I couldn't get the onboard lan to work either. I shipped it back to the company I bought it through and they couldn't make it work either. So they shipped me a new board back and surprise surprise it didn't work either. I never did try the ipconfig though. In windows 2000 only way I can make it come up is in the command prompt. How do you release it and renew it there. Thanks
mine is working great. I use the drivers that WinXP provided during the installation.
-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
February 21, 2002 8:28:34 PM
well I tried to do a release and renew. The release fails cause it is using DHCP and there is no tcp/ip assigned (duh I can't hit the dhcp server cause it don't work) so when I renew it just does nothing. Guess it was a big mistake getting this board.
February 21, 2002 8:52:13 PM
Just to add a note. I disabled the onboard lan and put in a nic card that was working on my other computer. It don't work either. This board just doesn't like networking I guess. It will send all day long but it can't recieve anything