Did you find the information on this site useful? Message 5 of 6. Message 7 of 7. Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. Windows platforms generally apply a generic driver that allows motherboards to recognize the Ethernet component. The Software is licensed, not sold. I am unable to “Disable” the NIC.

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I’m finding it hard to believe that I’ve got two bad ones in a row.

You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Software. It sure would be nice to connect with someone who knows what all those choices under the “Advanced” tab for the Intel V network card Device Manager mean: Message 1 of 7. See our Sustainability Report. I accept the terms in the license agreement.

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Your name and email address will not be added to any mailing list, and you will not receive email from Intel Corporation unless requested. I have looked at the forums elsewhere and have disabled the Microsoft Kernel debug network adapter. I’m having the same problem – the NIC doesn’t seem to want to connect to a local ethernet segment my X60 connects perfectly normally. Since I did that, I have not seen the issue. If you have any issues regarding Windows in future please let us know. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.


Windows platforms generally apply a generic driver that allows motherboards to recognize the Ethernet component. Interestingly, Ethernet connectivity with my machine seems to be momentarily induced or interrupted by changing the angle of my R40 laptop’s screen.

I have the same question Message 2 of 7. Message 7 of 7.

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Please work with your appropriate Intel representative to obtain a formal price quotation. Report Inappropriate Content tags: Given that my problem started right after I’d updated a few drivers from the Lenovo site do you know if this needing to change one of the other settings makes any sense? Message 4 of 7.

In an attempt to fix it I reinstalled the OS only to find that the problem did not go away. You might not be able to access the Internet of some network resources.

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Is there a systemic problem here with these NIC cards? Went through driver updates, and even sent my unit back for replacement.


I am not having efhernet difficulties with Wireless connections. I get a message indicating “Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: The problem is intermittent. I know that my computer can be put into sleep 8566 by closing the screen; I wonder how specifically it knows the screen has been closed – by screen angle, or by the latches making an electrical connection?

What is the difference between Boxed and Tray Processors? I will post any results if this problem is finally resolved.

Limited or No Connectivity” on my Local Connection.