Hi I have two brand new DQ45CB motherboards which I am building up, After appling power and going into the bios, I noticed that the LAN information is greyed out showing that it is enabled. I am not able to change this regardless of any changes I may make to the Bios, default or otherwise. I updated the Bios to the latest and at that point which had no effect. As there alway showed a link light and data flow I decided to try and use PXE to see if it would pick up an IP address. It did and it worked looking of a tftp iso image on my Linux computer, so I am happy that the device is working at that point in the boot process. However it is not recognised during the boot process by my Linux boot disk. The second motherboard exhibited that same issues and I am unable to find any reference under any of the documenation that I have at my disposal as to why the Bios setting would be greyed out and unavailable.
Any one got any ideas ???
Firstly, i will comment on the Peripheral Onboard Lan Greyed - Out.
All Intel Desktop Boards that have Intel AMT - Active Management Technology, will have the onboard Lan Greyed Out.
How you can make it back available:
Go on MEBx BIOS Ctrl + P
>> Intel ME Configuration >> Select Yes to continue
>> Intel Me State Control >> Disabled
>> Intel Me Features >> Manageability Features Selection >> Select None.
>> Save and Exit by restarting
Note: If Ctrl+P is not available, go into the BIOS, Advanced Configuration, there is an option to enable the display for Ctrl + P overthere.
Go back on the Board Bios pressing F2, check in Advanced, Peripheral Configuration >> On-board Lan should be made available.
Hope this may helps. Let us know how it goes.
Thank you for the explanation. Making a very large assumption, I expect that it is that way, so that the SOL is available from the git go. What was also interesting was the reaction of Linux (Centos 5.2) during the boot process on this motherboard, It just hung, produced no error message, required a power down to recycle. After much hair pulling and intermittant loss of keyboard input (USB keyboard) I was able to issue the linux kernel command pci=nommconf which then allowed me to continue the installation process. Apart from this wee problem the board works very well, is fast and now has pride of place as my Firewall,Proxy,Web, and E-mail server. Now I will go learn so more about the Intel AMT - Active Management Technology. do you have any recommendation as to where I should begin to look?
Actually, for the AMT - I do have information for that.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is a hardware-based solution that uses out of-band communication for management access to client
systems, independent of system state.
These are the guide that i have used to learn on AMT:
Website: http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-020828.htm http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-020828.htm
Website: http://download.intel.com/business/vpro/pdfs/deployment_guide.pdf http://download.intel.com/business/vpro/pdfs/deployment_guide.pdf
Website: http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023665.htm# resources http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023665.htm# resources
Information on MEBx:
Website: http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-029882.htm http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-029882.htm
Hope this helps.
Here is the wiki where I list out all of our User Docs: http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1370 http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1370 You might especially be interested in the Intel(R) Management Engine User Guide: /docs/DOC-1550 http://communities.intel.com/openport/docs/DOC-1550. Hope this helps - please let me know if it doesn't.