I prefer CCCP over K-Lite due to the better built-in matroska (MKV-files) support. And I don't like the extra decoders that K-Lite installs, I like to use the built-in ones in my media players and just have them use the right codecs instead.
Okay guys, here's some fun stuff to try to figure out. Started up my PC this morning and I can't talk to my router. Cat 5 cable checks out, router checks out. I've been using a 1394 connection since about 9 months ago my Nvidia nForce Networking Controller connection just stopped working. Been trouble shooting it all morning but I just can't figure it out. Reinstalled the nForce drivers for good measure but it never detects anything plugged in. And the 1394 connection just plain doesn't work. My IP Config also seems to be...rather short...
Windows IP Configuration:
Host Name...............: achilles
Primary DNS Suffix.....:
Node Type...............: Unknown
IP Routing Enabled....: No
WINS Proxy Enabled..: No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State.............: Media Disconnected
Description..............: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address.......: 00-17-31-2A-55-59
Well apparently 1394 is firewire? If so then I have no idea what I've been accessing the internet through... What a pain.
Last edited by GrinchWSLG; 07-27-2010 at 02:38 PM.
The nvidia network controller shows enabled. I've tried reinstalling the driver a couple times now. My network connections shows the Local Area Connection "Network cable unplugged", despite having either LAN port plugged in.
EDIT: Setting the Speed/duplex settings on the ethernet driver to 10Mb half or full duplex nets me limited or no connectivity, so I guess the hardware is still breathing. 100Mb settings disable it again.
Last edited by GrinchWSLG; 07-27-2010 at 05:13 PM.
Its definitely a PC issue. More specifically a problem with the onboard LAN or maybe even a software problem. I swear I've reset just about everything I could though... I've checked the router out with my laptop and everything is fine there. Direct connection to the modem with the PC nets the same results.
Its just damned odd though. I was using LAN 2, then 9 months ago it crapped out and started this same problem, so I switched to LAN 1. LAN 1 seemed to work just fine even with there being some sort of error with the nvidia network drivers. The main difference was LAN 1 never showed a connection status in the status bar. Then this morning LAN 1 stops working, with no visual indications other than the lack of network connection. Even now the nvidia drivers only react if I plug into LAN 2. So I'm pretty clueless what the problem is.
Probably something that would require an OS reinstall, which isn't going to happen.