I cannot connect to the Internet using the onboard Ethernet, unless I plug in an additional PCI LAN card. The onboard Ethernet controller connects to the Internet fine with this extra LAN card plugged in.
The extra card is disabled so I can't see why it would make a difference to my onboard card. But the second I remove the extra card, my onboard Ethernet controller fails to detect the IP address.
This only occurs when running Windows XP; in Windows Vista all is fine without the extra PCI card.
I have already been on the Acer website and installed the latest Windows XP drivers, but it has made no difference. I need that PCI port for something else. Any solutions?
(Acer M1610 with XP Pro 32; it was shipped with Vista but due to RAM issues, I decided to finally downgrade it to Windows XP.)
Edit: Okay I have a fix, but the only way to get it working is to set the adapter to 10 Mbps Full Duplex. (Defaults to an auto select) I have the option for 100 Mbps Full Duplex but that doesn't work. (Is this a driver issue?) I need to be able to have it on automatic/100 Mbs because I have a 20 Mbs downstream on my Internet connection.