I'm trying to install a network adapter Intel PRO 1000 PT on my motherboard DH87RL.
I put it on a PCI-E x16, led is blinking when I plug a wire, system is starting but the device doesn't show in BIOS (v0330).
Is there a known incompatibility within this device and my mother board ?
Thank you for posting at Wired Communities. Checking on the Tested Peripherals for Intel® Desktop Board DH87R website below, PRO 1000 PT is supported.
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Hi and thanks for your answer.
Because I found some other models having the same name, I need to add that the exact version of my network card is this one :
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ethernet-products/gigabit-server-adapters/1000-pt-quad-port-... Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter Product Brief
This one is PCI-e x4, not x1 like it is said in the link you provided.
Does it make any difference ?
I tried to use it on OS Windows 10, Windows 7 and a Unix OS.
On Windows 7 and 10 no more network card is detected in the devices manager and I got no more network device in the network panel.
I managed to install the drivers provided by Intel website with no more luck.
That's why I was wondering first why the device is not detected in BIOS, but I can make a mistake. I don't really know if a device can work fine without being displayed in the BIOS.
So, to be sure that I'm not missing something important, what procedure would you suggest to access a port ?
Thank you for your advice.
It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. Other than verifying that the card works in another PC, I cannot think of anything else to suggest...