I was wondering if anyone could confirm/refute my findings regarding an incompatibility between MediaBridge and the built-in LAN port on the nForce Ultra chipset? (AMD Socket 939, Athlon 64 Processor)
The symptons are that the client discovers and connects to the server OK, but as soon as you actually try a transaction it disconnects again. In the standard CCF, the connection is dropped when you press the "Listen to Music" button and no album art image appears.
My media machine has a GigaByte GA-K8NXP-9 motherboard which has two 10/100/1000 ethernet ports. Port 1 uses the network interface built in to the nForce4 Ultra South Bridge chip and a Vitesse 8201 Physical Layer Chip. Port 2 uses a Marvell 8053 chip connected to the South Bridge via one of its PCI Express x1 channels.
Using Port 1, MB fails as described above. Using Port 2, it works fine. In case MB was selecting the wrong port, I tried Port 1 with Port 2 disabled in the BIOS, but it still failed the same way. As far as I can see, there is some incompatability between MB and the nForce NIC hardware or driver.
Does anyone have similar hardware which is working with MB, or alternatively, can anyone confirm my findings?