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    Angry NIC Teaming Problem... Help!!??!!!

    Hi all,

    Got a recently rebuilt file server - domestic mobo, Adaptec 3805 RAID card - 12 TB, does the job.

    Just put in a Startech ST1000SPEX42 quad port network card to improve network throughput/failover.

    Card has 4 X NIC interfaces
    Chipset - Realtek RTL8111E
    Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2
    Using Realtek Network Diagnostic Utility to perform the teaming of the 4 interfaces
    Card is IEEE802.3x compliant for LACP
    Connecting to a Netgear GSM7224 L2 managed switch compliant for LACP

    Teamed all 4 ports to one virtual adapter, set the IP etc works fine. No VLANs nothing special on the LAN.

    Now... (please help!)...

    Works fine with 1 cable connected - Windows reports 1Gb connection
    Works fine with 2 cables connected - Windows reports 2Gb connection

    ... Put a third or fourth cable in..... virtual adapter disconnects, 'No network cable connected', no connection.
    Disabled (and tried unplugging - same result) 2 of the NIC interfaces - connected again on its own.

    WTF?

    Switch config? or cr@ppy drivers / Realtek utility?? Is this a 2/2 card (doubt it) - Startech useless, Realtek - forget it.


    Driving me nuts.


    Just done an AD x 2 migration from 2003 to 2012, new VMWare setup, monster server, no hitches at all - 2 (short) days . This ones got my goat....

    Cheers in advance,

    Mikky ; ) Have good hols ; )
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    realtek card for a server? Wouldn't be surprised if the cheapo junk card is the issue to be honest. Get yourself an Intel quad port card instead, regardless of whether its the cause.
    Last edited by mrbios; 14th August 2013 at 06:17 PM.

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    Would've done if we could have afforded it.

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