Just installed SSDR 1.4 on a Dell 8700 (I7, 3.4 GHz, 12 GB RAM, Nvidia 640 video card) running Windows 8.1. Everything on my 6300 came up fine until I left the rig in RX for a few minutes. Perhaps, 5% of the time, the LAN indicator would show no connectivity. I rebooted both the radio and the PC several times with similar results. Checked and replaced a few cables... not a clue. This LAN outage would show up in both TX and RX. THEN... as if either Windows or SSDR saw a problem and recalibrated, the LAN outage indications went away. The LAN connectivity meter has shown full scale, green for the last 3 hours.
Not a problem or a complaint. Just wonder if anyone else is noticing similar symptoms. I have used this D-Link gigabit router and LAN set up for 3 months with this 6300 and never saw any delay or outage. Go figure :-)
Do not use any windows drivers for anything if possible, this is well documented.I'm sorry, but this is just not true. The vast majority of the time, the drivers that are in-box with Windows, or that are downloaded from Windows Update, are the SAME drivers -- written by the vendor -- distributed via the Vendor's site. There are other cases (such as the Intel AHCI/SATA driver) where the MSFT-written driver is *vastly* superior to the one supplied by the vendor.
So, it depends. But "Do not use any Windows driver for anything" is just a silly thing to say.
As this thread indicates, I've been struggling with intermittent wired LAN quality (occasionally no green bars) for several weeks. In desperation, I allowed Advanced System Care to tune my system, update drivers, etc. So far, it seems to have done a good job. DPCs are slightly lower (using Latency Mon) but that was rarely an issue for me. The SSDR LAN Quality Monitor is now solid. Today, I spent quite some time using Device Manager and other tools to find the problem. I might break down and get the paid version. Try it, you may like it.