Wouldn't really know where to start with this as I'm not big into coding..
Would it be possible to create a script at startup that disables the ethernet driver, then 10-15 seconds later enables it again?
Or even have Windows start up with the ethernet driver disabled, then a script run to enable it?
I found this:
set Adapter=Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
if /i "%1"=="enable" goto go
if /i "%1"=="disable" goto go
if /i "%1"=="toggle" goto go
echo Syntax: Device.bat enable / disable / toggle
devcon.exe hwids "PCI\*" > "%temp%\device.txt"
for /F "tokens=*" %%* in ('type "%temp%\device.txt"') do (
set /a count=!count! + 1
if /i "%%*"=="Name: %Adapter%" set found=yes& set count=1
if !found!==yes if !count!==3 set HWID=%%*
if %found%==no echo Device "%Adapter%" not found. & goto exit
if /i %command%==toggle (
devcon.exe status "!HWID!" | find /i "disabled" > nul
if ErrorLevel 1 (set command=disable) else (set command=enable)
devcon.exe %command% "!HWID!"
Unsure where to find the right version of devcon for Windows 7 though..
Just realised I need to download Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 7.1.0 althought is a couple hundred meg..
I was hoping to send this script out to several people and would be a pain having to install this on each machine to get a script to work..
Any other work arounds?