Yeah physical time right there at the computer vs. having to manage some uppity foreigner online. KEK.
Ok so I'm going to have to spend some time with all of this in order to sort out what might or might not be sarcasm from everything else. So while I'm busily engaged in THAT constructive activity, I want to ask if you ever actually went to the Asrock website and download the most-recent version of their "chipset drivers" as well as anything pertaining to the network. If not, that's worth trying while I sort through all this word spaghetti and salad.
You're enjoying it aren't you you sick bastard. I've just downloaded the most recent version of their chipset drivers in addition to LAN driver (because it has lan in its name). Unfortunately that hasn't helped.
I now understand that this is a totally new computer when I thought it was merely a operating system upgrade. Can you remove the new computer from the network and attach a different one so we can prove that it's the new computer that won't get more than 10 Mbs internet speed? I'm trying to rule-out everything else but that new computer. I don't like Asrock. Give your m/b a close inspection and look for any physical damage to include swollen or leaking capacitors. If something looks weird don't touch it just take a good hi-res pic of it and post. bad caps could cause this problem. Research "bad caps" if you want to know what this whole genre of problems are.
After connecting multiple devices that aren't my PC to my networking cable they all get their normal speeds. I've also inspected my motherboard prior to doing that and there is nothing visibly wrong with it at all whatsoever.
This feature sounds stupid:
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
I wonder if it's somehow stuck in "energy efficient mode". Check BIOS for this feature to disable. Check adapter properties for this feature to disable. It says explicitly 10/100/1000 and Windows 10. Still looking...
The power reduction is accomplished in a few ways. In 100 Mbit/s, 1 gigabit and 10 Gbit/s speed data links, energy is used to keep the physical layer transmitters on all the time. If they could be put into "sleep" mode when no data is being sent, that energy could be saved. When the controlling software or firmware decides that no data needs to be sent, it can issue a low-power idle (LPI) request to the Ethernet controller physical layer PHY. The PHY will then send LPI symbols for a specified time onto the link, and then disable its transmitter. Refresh signals are sent periodically to maintain link signaling integrity. When there is data to transmit, a normal IDLE signal is sent for a predetermined period of time. The data link is considered to be always operational, as the receive signal circuit remains active even when the transmit path is in sleep mode.
My device manager doesn't list this power saving option. I'll check the bios and update this post.
Edit: I can't access bios using the key that previously allowed me to do so. I'll answer your other questions and start working on getting into bios.
Edit vol.2 I can access bios directly from windows. I tried doing internet flash to update my bios but it failed to establish internet connection. UEFI's version is "Z270M P1.10". There are versions up to 2.0 on asrock's site should i download the most recent one? There was no energy efficient ethernet option in bios aswell. I'd like to assume that since my router doesn't support it there is no way for it to be active (I do not actually know if my router supports it).
Also verify that you have the latest BIOS:
And this won't hurt.
And I'm still wondering about Event Viewer and if it's giving you chronic errors, significant errors, particularly with regard to networking and/or Windows Services that aren't running. SOMETHING has to manage the network "negotiations" and if that Windows Service isn't running, 10 Mbs may be the default setting for when that critical Service isn't running.
And I still hold open the possibility that there was a flaw in the installation. Event Viewer might reveal that as well.
I'll try updating the bios and filing the asrock's support ticket as you suggested(that's difficult too). If I'll find something in event viewier I'll let you know and I will eventually install windows 7 on a virtual machine.
NP if it wasn't fun I wouldn't do it.
I knew it. An absolute madman.
Edit vol.4 I do realize that I gave little information so feel free to respond when I update what i ought to. A nice little bonus piece of information though is that when using tethering with my smartphone the connection speed goes up. I don't know if that's useful.
Edit vol.5 I have installed windows 7 64 bit on a virtual machine and every setting works(autonegotiation/10/100/1000) aka it doesn't say cable is unplugged BUT every setting still doesn't allow me to go past 10 mbps. Speed test shows no more than 10 mbps on every setting.
Edit vol.6 I've updated bios to version 2.0 which is the largest number on asrock's list of bioses. It did not resolve the issue. I'll check out the Event Viewer despite of knowing NOTHING about it. If you have any tips on what to look for, where to look for it and how I'd be happy to listen.
Edited by ihabecancer, 17 June 2017 - 08:03 AM.