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Shawn
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Posted:12/6/2008 10:32:00 AM # 1
I am having trouble with my network connection on the P5N32-E SLI. The connection has never worked since I put the rig together.

I attempted uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.

I also downloaded the NVIDIA_RIS LAN drivers from the Asus site, but I do not know where to put these files.

I am currently connecting via an older PCI network card that I'm borrowing.

I am also having trouble updating my bios with the Asusupdate tool. I get an error message "cannot decompress file".

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Posted:12/6/2008 12:28:00 PM # 2
Update BIOS with ezflash and usb flash drive formatted as fat32.  Asusupdate kills several boards every week.  Search the 1394 manufacturer website for updated drivers.  If you downloaded drivers already then go to device manager and update droivers and point it to the file location.

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Posted:12/9/2008 12:04:00 PM # 3
I wanted to attach some screen captures but I cannot seem to in this forum...

I have the following "question marked" items in my device manager;

(question mark)Other Devices
   (exclamation mark)   Other PCI Bridge
   (exclamation mark)   Other PCI Bridge
   (exclamation mark)   SM Bus Controller
   (exclamation mark)   Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

I have an Antec case with usb, firewire, sound, and mic. ports on a panel. 

I also have a keyboard with two usb, a sound, and a mic. port.

I obviously am not sure if this issue is related to my LAN port issue, but I wanted to provide info. anyway.

I can also connect to the internet through my usb ports (usb to 1394 cable). The usb ports I'm using are right next to the LAN ports on the motherboard. I connect from the usb on my computer to the 1394 connection on my LinkSys router/switch. I cannot, however, see anything on the local area network.  

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Posted:12/11/2008 3:05:00 PM # 4

@Shawn:

Putting aside your Device Manager items for a moment and looking first for a solution to your original problem: ethernet LAN ports not functioning:

- Ensure at least one LAN port is ENABLED in Bios CMOS.  LAN port#1 is the upper port, #2 is the lower port (assuming your P5N32-E mobo is in an upright tower case). Both ethernet ports are next to the USB ports on the I/O backpanel. For now, enable both LAN ports in Bios setup (hold DELete key when powering up to enter the setup menus)

- I use just LAN port #1, with standard (straight-thru, not crossover) ethernet cable to my Linksys WRT54GS router.  And a standard ethernet cable from router to my cable modem's ethernet port. I'm assuming your router & modem each have an ethernet port. You should see orange & red LEDs lit at the P5N32-E LAN port when connected to your router ethernet port.

- You do not need Asus LAN_RIS driver, uninstall it as unecessary.

-   For now use only P5N32-E ethernet (not USB) and remove the PCI adapter card (with PC power cord unplugged). In Device Manager you should see "Network adpaters" > "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #1" (and #2).  You should also see "NVIDIA Network bus Enumerator" > "NVIDIA Network bus Enumerator". These branch devices should not have exclamation nor question marks (no marks means enabled AND necessary device drivers are properly installed).

- In Settings > Network Connections, you should see Name= "Local Area Connection 1", type= "LAN or High-Speed Internet", status= "Connected", and Device Name= "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #1" (or maybe #2). Right-click on "Local Area Connection 1", choose Properties. On the General tab, click Properties button and scroll down thru "This connection uses the following items" listbox, ensure "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" box is checked. Highlight "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", click Properties button.  I recommend you initally set it up as DHCP by choosing "Obtain an IP adress automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" - also ensure your router Setup > Basic Setup tab has   
Network Address
Server Settings (DHCP)
     DHCP Server: Enable Disable  


- In Windows, Start button > Run, type "cmd.exe" (no quotes) to open the Command window. Type "ping 127.0.0.0" hit Enter, should see 4 very fast (~0 msec) ping responses with no timeouts. Type "ping 192.168.1.1" hot Enter, should see 4 fast (1-5msec) ping responses from your Router  (here I assumed your router is set to Linksys default LAN address 192.168.1.1 on Setup > Basic Setup screen:
Network Setup                
Router IP      Local IP Address: . . .    
     Subnet Mask:

Does your ethernet connected LAN work as described above?  Post back here plz.

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Posted:12/17/2008 11:11:00 AM # 5

Thank you both so much for your replies.

I went into CMOS on the motherboard. I found that both ethernet ports were already enabled. I did, however, find that plug and play was disabled- so I enabled plug and play.

I do not have NVIDIA nForce Networking Controllers in my device manager. I have no NVIDIA devices listed. I do have two devices under Network Adapters;

1394 Net Adapter
CNet Pro200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (my temporary solution)

The adapters DO light up red/orange when I plug an ethernet cord in. I still have no connection.

I obviously have not uninstalled the NIC card yet. I am still planning to flash my bios pending your next set of instructions. I have a usb drive and I have downloaded the most recent bios (1601, a BIN file type).

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Posted:12/18/2008 3:31:00 PM # 6
Shawn:
I strongly advise you NOT flash with Bios v1601 !! There are MANY threads in this P5N32-E SLI motherboard forum that report SERIOUS PROBLEMS by users who have flashed 1601.bin.  I and many others are using bios v1503 (I needed v1503 for improved support of my 45nm "Wolfdale" Core2 Duo E8400 CPU), and I recommend you flash to v1503.  You can get Bios v1503 from this Asus website > Downloads > motherboard> socket 775> P5N32-E SLI, or download it directly via FTP here:
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5N32-E%20SLI/1503.zip

For flashing unzip the 1503.zip file to extract 1503.bin, copy that to your USB drive, and flash it using EZ BIOS2 which is built into your current Bios - hold DELete key when you power up PC to enter Setup, go to Tools, choose EZ BIOS2 (see your manual, or download the PDF manual here:
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5N32-E%20SLI/e2929_P5N32-E_SLI.pdf )

Do NOT use the windows-based "AsusUpdate" flashing program, MANY people have bricked their Bios chip thanks to that junk program.

After Bios update to v1503, check your Device Manager - you should see NVIDIA nForce Networking Controllers listed;  in fact you should see that now with whatever Bios version you have at present - their absence will likely not be fixed by flashing the Bios (but do the v1503 flash anyway).  If the onboard nForce Networking Controllers are then still absent from Device Manager, you'll need to re-install the nVidia chipset drivers from the Asus CD (DVD?) that came with the motherboard, or download from Downloads (or via FTP here:
ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5N32-E%20SLI/chipset_XP_V953.zip

Note: altho nVidia released a newer version of 680i chipset drivers in 2008, I advise you to use the original ones from Asus (see above) because the P5N32-E SLI is Asus custom design, NOT a "680i reference design" motherboard like those produced by EVGA & others.  I've never had to re-install chipset drivers, so I can't give detailed guidance.

Fingers crossed, post back your progress.

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Posted:12/20/2008 10:37:00 AM # 7

Sigh...

Epic Disaster.

Attempted to flash the bios and now have no response when booting up.

I assume my motherboard is beyond recovery?

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Posted:12/31/2008 11:47:00 PM # 8

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Author: Shawn Posted: 12/20/2008 10:37:00 AM

Sigh...

Epic Disaster.

Attempted to flash the bios and now have no response when booting up.

I assume my motherboard is beyond recovery?



Shawn:
There's still good chance you can recover from non-responsive bootup. What version of Bios did you flash? Did the flashing process appear to complete without errors?

Try these recovery steps using current Bios:
1) Remove 120VAC power cord;
2) Remove CMOS battery from motherboard;
3) Move the Clear RTC RAM jumper CLRTC_EN to the Clear postion (pins 2+3), refer to motherboard manual section 2.6;
4) Move the CLRTC_EN jumper back to Normal position (pins 1+2);
5) Re-install the CMOS battery (the + side faces up);
6) Reconnect 120VAC power cord;
7) Switch PC on, immediately hold DELete key down to enter Setup;
8) In Bios Setup, press F5 to load factory default values, then press F10 to Save and Exit setup, answer Yes to exit;
9) Your PC should now reboot, and (hopefully) will display some CMOS screens and complete it's POST process with 1 beep, then should boot into Windows.

If PC doesn't boot, you may have to manually set the Memory Voltage to the voltage specified by your memory manufacturer (P5N32-E bioses often set the memory voltage too low).  Get the spec value from manufacturer (memory packaging, or manufacturer's website for your specific DDR2 memory model).  Hold DELete key immediately when powering up to enter Setup > Extreme Tweaker> Overvoltage> Memory Voltage, choose correct memory voltage spec value from the listed volatges, press Enter, press F10 to Save and Exit, answer Yes to Exit and reboot.

Please report back your progress.

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