Some Intel Raptor Lake motherboards keep dropping wired connections thanks to a design flaw


If you’ve got an Intel Raptor Lake motherboard that’s occasionally losing ethernet connection for no reason, don’t worry, you’re not going crazy. It turns out Intel’s latest networking chip is causing headaches for a number of owners of Intel 700-series chipset motherboards. The worst part? There doesn’t seem to be a fix available yet. 

Techpowerup (opens in new tab) reports that the Intel Ethernet I226-V 2.5 Gbe controller on some Raptor Lake motherboards has a specific design flaw that is causing the ethernet connection to drop randomly for a few seconds.