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T440s - Have to disable/re-enable Ethernet adapter to identify network and connect.

2018-08-28, 18:48 PM

I have at T440s running Windows 10 v1803 with a strange issue. When I connect an Ethernet cable, the connection will continue "identifying" until I manually disable/re-enable the adapter from Network and Sharing Center. If I take no action, after 60-90 seconds, the connection will stall on "Unidentified Network - No Internet Access". This happens with EVERY cable I use at multiple locations, not just one particular place.


I have tried:


1. Rolling back to a previous driver version - No change.

2. Installing the latest driver from Intel - No change.

3. Turning off "Allow Windows to turn off power to this device..." - No change.

4. Uninstalling Bonjour (recommendation from Google) - No change.

5. Formatted the hard drive and re-installed Windows 10 - No change.


If a cable is connected before I power on the machine, it resolves just fine. I have searched the depths of the web for answers but haven't found anything that works quite yet.


I have an Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM adapter with a driver date of


Any advice would be appreciated!

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