Problems with Realtek RTL8111B NIC

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by njek, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. njek

    njek

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    On my desktop PC I have a Realtek RTL8111B Gigabit Ethernet NIC. W7 installed fine, and has been running a few days OK. However, for some reason, today it is only connecting to my network at 10Mbps, rather than its usual 100Mbps (I can't achieve 1000Mbps due to the limitations of my Netgear DG834GT router)

    I suspect this is an issue with the driver, and, upon looking in Device Manager, I have determined the driver version currently being used is 7.1.820.2008. However, when I look at the ASRock website (my NIC is built into my ASRock motherboard) the most recent driver (Vista) is 6.186.1103.2006. Furthermore, if I go to the Realtek website, the most recent driver (Vista) is 6.213.0120.

    I have tried to unistall the 7.1.820.2008 driver, in order to install one of the other drivers. However, I cannot get to the stage of installing one of these drivers, as the 7.1.820.2008 driver is automatically installed whenever the system is scanned for new hardware.

    So...2 questions...

    1) Which driver should I be using? Is the 7.1.820.2008 driver likely to be some kind of driver written recently for W7? Or should I be using the most up-to-date Vista driver I can find?

    2) How do I attempt to install another (older) driver, instead of allowing the system to automatically install the newer driver?
     
    njek, Jan 23, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. njek

    BetaMan Official G33k VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon, USA
    I see your problem. I also hate having sound. One thing you can do is go to Control Panel>System and Security>Windows Update>Change Settings>Change the drop down menu to say "Download updates, but let me choose whether to install them". That should somewhat solve your problem.
     
    BetaMan, Jan 24, 2009
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. njek

    njek

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the reply. However, this doesn't solve my problem one bit. The updated driver has already been installed to my system, and is being picked up by the Device Manager driver installer. Therefore, disabling the install of any future updates won't help me.

    I have now tried uplugging the network cable from my router, uninstalling the driver, rebooting, installing the older driver, then plugging in my network cable...however, this still doesn't solve the problem either.

    I have also tried manually adjusting the speed of the NIC through the Advanced tab under Device Manager, but even when I specify either 100Mbps Full Duplex or 100Mbps Half Duplex, it still connects at 10Mbps!

    Any other ideas?

    UPDATE - everything now working OK. I powered off the router, restarted W7, then powered the router back on, and everything was OK. Weird!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
    njek, Jan 24, 2009
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Similar Threads
  1. thedrunk

    M4n78 PRO asus board nic help please

    thedrunk, Jun 21, 2009, in forum: Installation, Setup and Updates
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    4,620
  2. Saxual

    Cheap NIC with Windows 7 driver

    Saxual, Nov 5, 2009, in forum: Drivers
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    11,209
    clifford_cooley
    Nov 12, 2009
  3. Nibiru2012
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    2,418
    Nibiru2012
    May 11, 2010
  4. grindy

    NIC card issue with Win7 drivers

    grindy, Nov 13, 2010, in forum: Drivers
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    4,450
    TorrentG
    Nov 14, 2010
  5. G00k
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    2,090
    Digerati
    Apr 4, 2011
  6. silent54

    NIC Driver

    silent54, Dec 11, 2012, in forum: Drivers
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,088
    silent54
    Dec 11, 2012
  7. arijitray81

    NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

    arijitray81, Apr 2, 2013, in forum: Windows 7 Support
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,291
    Digerati
    Apr 3, 2013
  8. Ermin
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,351
    Ermin
    Jan 20, 2017
Loading...