We're configuring WEC 7 for use on mCom10-L1500 (rugged COM Express module) based on the AMD Gx-411GA SOC. The host board bears two NICs: the Intel I210 and the Intel 82574L. With the available driver set, there is unfortunate interaction between the two:
The 82574L doesn’t obtain an IP address (0.0.0.0), static or dhcp until there is link power present in the I210. Disconnecting the I210 causes the 82574 to lose its IP address. If both NICs connected at boot, the 82574L works intermittently, sometimes having an address and but more often not. The I210 Ethernet works fine though, on either DHCP or static IP
From a posting on an MSDN forum (google: multiple NICs losing static IP address WEC7)
it appears this problem was addressed by a "Beta" driver from Intel.
My guess is that the fix got released for WEC 2013 (judging by dates) in the V12 distribution (PROEmbSw12.exe) but the WEC7 drivers there-in didn't get updated (remain at V11.)
How might I solicit a WEC7-compatible fix, even if just Beta?