Windows 10: Intel I218V onboard Ethernet problem Solved

  1.    22 Mar 2016 #1

    Intel I218V onboard Ethernet problem

    Hello all.

    Straight to the point. Ethernet wired connection stopped working. It was fine last time used, next time started up, no internet connection. Here's a screen dump of the device manager.

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    Attempted installing up to date driver from Intel. Got this message...

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    Ahem. People. It is blaming Windows Ten.

    Now, I can easily do a clear CMOS and all sorts of other what not, but I am the kind of guy who's going to ask a Win 10 community first, if Intel points the finger at the OS. Apparently, it is NOT a fired Ethernet controller, or the likes. Possibly one of those silent updates from MS changed something?

    You tell me. Help, please?

    PS: If you need any more info from the device manager or anything else, please, just ask for it. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       23 Mar 2016 #2

    Did you uninstall the network device and let windows reinstall?
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  3. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       23 Mar 2016 #3

    In Device Manager, right click the 1218-V and select properties, go to the driver tab and select uninstall. Once uninstalled, restart and see if that helps.
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  4.    23 Mar 2016 #4

    Thanks guys.

    I tried that with no luck. Went through a checklist of Code 10 error rectification, no joy. I went with the path of least resistance from years of experience with builds in which obsessive behavior often terminates with higher costs due to other things going trying to fix one thing. I got and installed a separate ethernet card compatible with Windows 10, and not Intel brand (which seems to be having some disagreement with Win 10, atm, judging from some other posts around that I looked at). Disabled the onboard ethernet in UEFI, connected and fired up. All working great.

    10 bucks for getting my connection back was a better deal than 300 for banging my head against a brick wall, I think. All peace and tranquility now. Thanks again!
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  5. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       23 Mar 2016 #5

    I'm sorry you had to go that route, but I'm glad you are up and running now. I have 2 Intel Ethernet ports on my board, a 1211 and a 1218 V. Both work OK with Windows 10. I hope they continue to work well too. I wish yours had too, but at least you are up and running without spending a lot of money.
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