We're just about to roll out a bunch of Lenovo T431s's but have an odd problem with the NICs on them.
Basically (from reboot) they are taking too long to initialise (i.e. the blue "swirl" on the system tray LAN icon takes about 5 seconds to disappear). (If you log off without rebooting, and log back on, the login script runs fine.)
Another peculiarity is that the icon then comes up with the yellow warning triangle even though the network is working. (You can browse the internet / ping etc)
The NIC is the Intel 82579LM. Have tried it with version 126.96.36.199 (latest driver from the Lenovo site) and version 188.8.131.52 (latest from the Intel site). The only other thing worth noting is that there is vPro on the machines.
Any suggestions how I can speed up the initialisation, or delay the script to wait for the network?