The way to fix it is to reboot but have now found just unplugging the the ethernet cable also resets the port. Have run RealTek diagnostics on it and no errors. Tried disabling the LAN port in XP but when I re enable it it says connection failed and have to unplug the ethernet cable.
Just installed the latest driver v5.806 yesterday so monitoring to see if it does it again. Any clues?
www.vivaciti.net & freenetname
Billion 7800 on 24 Meg Variety LLU