I am trying to use SMS via LAN but its not starting the NIC.
It's pluged in a switch and the port of switch indicates no connection (LEDs off).
When I test with a game or with the "Online Start-up Disc" its works fine!
My PS2 is a 79001 with GH-062-02 board and Thunder Pro II modchip.
I try SMS 2.8 and 2.7. I don't have a later version here.
Seeing the photos I think its not a bug, but needs a new network card drive. Other PS2 has a completely different NIC.