Network adapter works sometimes and other times doesnt register

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  1. rags5903

    rags5903 New Member

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    The Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network adapter works about 40% of the time.
    The other 60% it says there is a hardware issue and it cannot connect.
    I then generally fiddle around with the ethernet cable ie unplug it plug it back in move it around again and restart.
    This sometimes works and I have no problems. Then when I restart my computer its a whole game on whether I can get it working again or not.

    I have the latest drivers, and it is not a firewall/security issue.

    Any ideas on what the problem may be?

    It is now giving me a code 10 saying it cannot start
    Just restarted and it is working again. This is madness...
     
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  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Have you tried changing the ethernet cable?
     
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    Yes, I've tried 3 different cables
     
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    Code 10 usually relates to a hardware or driver issue. As the problem is intermittent the hardware is the most likely cause and you've updated the driver. If it's a desktop I'd try a replacement adapter.
     

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