[ipxe-devel] Issue in Intel PRO/100 VE

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Wed Nov 2 09:04:27 UTC 2016

On 10.10.2016 11.49, Deepak Bhagat wrote:
>          I am facing one issue with Intel Pro/100 VE Network is that, it
> works fine many a times when I am downloading boot.wim from sever. But
> sometimes it was found that it hangs at some random percentage of
> download of the boot.wim file or sometimes it reboots the whole system.
> I came across the troubleshooting steps for driver and executed the
> first test which is Link detection and I found that it shows Link UP
> even if Ethernet cable is connected or not. Can you please let me know
> where I can go through to solve the random freze or reboot of the device.

This is most likely a driver issue. Try to go through the steps outlined
on http://ipxe.org/dev/driver and see if any of them fails. Report back
your findings and we might be able to fix it. But realistically I would
recommend you upgrade to a newer NIC that is much better supported, like
a realtek or intel gigabit NIC.

-- Robin

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