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The Netgear GA311 (gigabit Ethernet) works. It uses a Realtek chipset.

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got my laptop working perfectly

Realtek RTL8100 BL

KICKS ASS

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I highly recommend the D-Link 10/100MBPS Fast Ethernet PCI card, as it not only works, but was designer for use on both PC's and Macs. I didn't even have to install the drivers in XP or Vista for it, and it was recognized instantly in OSX86 on my Deadmoo native install.

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Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Works

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dont work :unsure:

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Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 VE - works

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some of you said that Realtek 8139 cards are natively supported under OSx86 ... but in my release 1 native OS X the card just won't be recognized under networks settings !!!

I tried to plug the card into MY G5, and the card was only recognised while using the realtek driver !!!

so is there a driver needed to have the network card active ?

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some of you said that Realtek 8139 cards are natively supported under OSx86 ... but in my release 1 native OS X the card just won't be recognized under networks settings !!!

I tried to plug the card into MY G5, and the card was only recognised while using the realtek driver !!!

so is there a driver needed to have the network card active ?

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I think u will find the right Driver on the Darwin 8.01 CD. I use Realtek Cards in a couple of Macs i got. the Realtek 8169 Gigabit or the 8139 10/100. On my Dell Optiplex GX260 Gigabit Network worked right away supporting also Jumbo MTU size that my G4 Dual doesnt.

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Alright, I got the PPP part of the connection up and running.  One other stumbling block was that every time I changed the BIOS serial port settings, I had to configure a new connection in the Internet pane of System Preferences.  It seems that each different address is treated as a unique connection.  One of these days, I'll boot up OSX with only one serial port active, and then reboot with the next one active, and so on until I've identified each of the 4 addresses.  Each time, I'll name the serial port connection in System Preferences after the address that is active in the BIOS.  This will make it easier to tell which is which.

Thanks again.

-M. L.

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How did you get osx to recognize the serial port as a modem? I mapped the port through vmware, but I don't see a modem.

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I have a realtek 8139 based card. Got it for about $5 at staples. Belkin is the brand if I remember correctly.

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i assume there arent any wireless network cards that work? lol

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my Broadcom 57xx Onboard NIC does NOT WORK
I have Dell Optiplex GX280

please, if someone can remove that card from supported list, because IT DOES NOT WORK, and I have tried virtualy anything possible to make it work...



I have the Broadcom 57xx on a Dell Latitude D600 and it does work. Sort of. Sometimes it works on boot up, sometimes it doesn't. When it does work, it tends to conk out after 5-10 minutes or so, but it has worked enough to bring up a page or two on the internet. Not sure why it is flakey.

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SiS 900 NOT WORKING

did you fix it ? want to know how....

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Works:

BELKIN F5D7001UK



Didn't Work :

Belkin USB to Ethernet Adapter
Linksys WUSB12
Netgear GA311 Gigabit Ethernet

RealTek Combo Full Duplex ISA 15.95 from Matmos (www.matmos.co.uk) didn't fit in mb.

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Mum gone to pickup
RealTek Combo Full Duplex ISA 15.95

will let know soon


looooool

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For a large amount of network drivers and support download a dmg called tulip. It contains many drivers for different network cards. :D

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Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Worked perfectly on native install.

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just thought I would add mine. I just pulled this one out of a bag of parts I had.

3com EtherLink XL PCI 3C900B-TPO REV. A

On the Chip:

Parallel Tasking II Lucent 40-04564

nothing special, but it works

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D-Link 530TX Rev. C doesn't work
VIA Velocity doesn't work
RealTek 8019 doesn't work

Neither work using either built-in or Tulip :)

Apparently the 530TX's that ar Rev A and Rev B do work however.

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I don't know what it is, but it's old as hell (from a powermac 5200) and it's been rained on and it's rusty.

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I had tried:

CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-530TX
Realtek 8139B

with no luck. Then i noticed my cable modem had a usb connection...

I tried it, and it immediately detected the usb connection as built in ethernet..

So nice!


What kind of cable modem do you have?





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