I am getting numerous link-flaps from a current batch of HP DC7700's which have the Intel NIC Onboard 82566DM Gigabit NIC's using the latest drivers. The system are Intel Core 2 Duo's with VPRO AMT.
If I plug the PC's into a Linksys WRT54G they do not link-flap. Connection is rock solid reliable.
If I force the system to use this driver I have no link flaps:-
e1e5132.sys = Version 9.2.24 Date 2nd Dec 2005 the system does not appear to link-flap.
Drivers that I have testest which link-flap:-
e1e5132.sys = Version 9.5.12 Date 26th July 2006
e1e5132.sys = Version 9.4.21 Date 20th July 2006
Anything later than this driver listed above; the system's link-flap. I have seen a high number of link-flaps per minute.
Cisco IOS I have tried:-
I have reset the startup-config's to default.
I have run out of Ideas. I would like to know why this is happening as I prefer not to use a Older driver. This seems like a band-aid to me.