Attempting to get ISCSI boot working in my HTPC using a Intel Pro1000PT with there ISCSI boot firmware. Should I be able to ping the adapter after the firmware loads, ie. before windows is up? My target dosn't show a connection until I have windows up, but it would need to be established before windows for booting purposes. I have a hunch that the card isn't communicating properly, but don't have another to confirm it's default functionality. It's not likely a problem with the connection or target as I have a Qlogic QLA4050c booting my TV server.