Explain network errors in event log?


G

George

- WinXP, SP3. NIC: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet.
- Wired to D-Link DI-524, 'AirPlus G' 802.11g 2.4Ghz wireless router
(wireless not used)
- LAN addresses are assigned by the router. (192.168.0.x)
- At the times in question, only this PC is active on the LAN.

Event viewer (system events) shows:

2-3 times per day, one of these records:

" The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED. "

or

" Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network
(from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card ...

.... Immediately followed by the record:

" The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{..}
was connected to the network, and has initiated normal
operation over thenetwork adapter.


Question: Are these something that needs fixing, or just one of those
"Yeah, it does that" things? I'm not seeing any overt problems
associated with these events.

Thanks.
-
 
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J

John Wunderlich

- WinXP, SP3. NIC: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet.
- Wired to D-Link DI-524, 'AirPlus G' 802.11g 2.4Ghz wireless router
(wireless not used)
- LAN addresses are assigned by the router. (192.168.0.x)
- At the times in question, only this PC is active on the LAN.

Event viewer (system events) shows:

2-3 times per day, one of these records:

" The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED. "

or

" Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network
(from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card ...

... Immediately followed by the record:

" The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{..}
was connected to the network, and has initiated normal
operation over thenetwork adapter.


Question: Are these something that needs fixing, or just one of those
"Yeah, it does that" things? I'm not seeing any overt problems
associated with these events.

Thanks.
-

To me it sounds like your connection at the higher 100 Mb/s speed is
marginal either due to cable quality or perhaps a long cable run. To
test this theory, manually set your NIC to run at the slower 10 Mb/s
speed and see if your errors go away. To do this, bring up the device
manager:
Start -> Run -> "devmgmt.msc"
then double-click on your network adapter card, click the "Advanced"
tab, and look for a "Link Speed and Duplex" (or similar) and click on
it. The setting is usually set to "Auto". Try changing this setting
to 10 Mb/s FULL and see if your problems disappear.

HTH,
John
 

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