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Thread: Could this be the result of a dying network card?




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    Well i have my netserver & with an ISA Network Card...its an AMD K6-2 300 128meg RAM, running 2k Pro...

    the computer doesn't have a screen or anything, just a network cord, power cord & modem plugged into it...the prob is after a while the network will just freeze & i have to restart it, after the reboot it'll work.....has anybody got any idea's?


    most of the time when it freeze's is when i try & VNC into it & when its loading the first pic it'll freeze VNC, then i quit & try & log back into it but it won't...any idea's or is this just a sign that the NIC is nearly dead?
    this VNC problem only happens when i shutdown my desktop then come back the next day i think...it hasn't stuffed up which the networks been running, then i try & VNC the next day & WHAM...

    ne idea's? ive posted this on OCAU as well...hopefully someone can help...ill be getting a new NIC soon newayz, just wanna know if its a network card prob...:?:
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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    try the following. Uninstall VNC and reinstall it on the server. Look for an updated version from what you are already using. As a last resort look at the vender's website for updated drivers for your NIC.

    I've only seen one NIC actually die in over 10 yeras of networking experience. And that NIC died due to the solder holding down the RJ45 jack breaking loose.. Another tech admitted he stepped on the card with his steel toed workboots before installing it..

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    lol, well it could be damaged as i carted it home in my school bag from school....but thanx, ill look for some updates...im not sure if its just VNC causing the prob tho, ill give it a go newayz :thumb:
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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    another alternative would be to try using tightvnc (www.tightvnc.org) rather than plain old vnc, cos tvnc is faster anyway... and may not ahve problems...

    do you run the network via a hub/switch or just crossover?

    if its by crossover, maybe the NIC doesnt like losing then regaining its connection whenever youre machine is restarted or switched off and on.

    here I used to run an isa card and all it did was give me problems on my netserver; no internet during file transfers etc... now i've got a PCI RTL8029 in there... seems to be going okay....

    also note mine is plugged into my hub which is always ojn so as far as its concerned the network link is always there, if not active.

    i use a pretty dodgey cable.. but oh well... its only 10mbit...

    will be recabling the house soon (next week?) and getting a 10/100 8 port switch to keep up with the fact that all but one computer (the netserver) run RTL8139(alphabet) 10/100 cards except my box which runs an Intel/DEC Tulip 21143 10/100 NIC...
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    k, well i guess ill just put up with it till i get a new NIC & Switch...which shouldn't be too far away...btw, i am runnin Tight VNC...i grabbed it off u at a LAN sometime silencer, hehe ;)
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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    in that case just run stock vnc...
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    also Isa cards won't work under XP unless they are plug N play ones - apparently removed for increased compatiblity with software

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    do u know if that happens in 2k? coz the ISA NIC is in the netserver which is runnin 2k Pro...
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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    no its just an XP thing - you can quiet happily get an ISA nonplug & pray to work in win2k - it just won't work in winXP

    ie if it has jumpers to configure irq's etc. it will not work in winXP

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    heres an update on my prob..:

    when VNC freezes & i plug a monitor into the computer & try 2 load WinRoute Pro Administration, it won't connect to localhost, it gives me some error, ive tried closing WinRoute & reopening it but it didn't work...hmph!
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