This sounds like a hardware problem. The port is built into the motherboard. The only way to fix this is replace the motherboard. Due to the way these motherboard are made, they can not be repaired.
Even if turning off the sleep mode on the nic works, there is still something not right with the board. What ever is wrong with it could spread to other devices and then you have to turn off something else. Get a new one, they owe you a healthy board.Nogat said:Thanks Terr. A buddy of mine suggested looking into the "sleep mode" of the NIC (disabling it). I don't know how it could be going into sleep mode but do you think this is worth a shot?
I wish I could. I was just too lazy to discover the problem and report it before the warranty expired :sayno:Barry_R said:Get a new one, they owe you a healthy board.