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I've installed Hazard's Snow Leopard and Hazard's Snow Leopard Server on an old P4 machine. They run on separate harddrives. Here's my conundrum. Snow Leopard runs fine, no issues. The server as originally installed by the Hazard disc was v. 10.6.2 and ran but was buggy. It did however access internet and home network. I downloaded the 10.6.8 update and that version installed. Now, however, does not access my home network or the internet despite Network Utility reporting it as connected. Currently it has RealtekR1000.kext installed on the server. Snow Leopard on the other drive reports AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext installed and access both internet and home network. The conundrum is, that I cannot remove or install the kexts for the NIC on the Server. I have tried every kext installer I can find. I've even tried to do it manually. I have deleted every version of RealtekR1000.kext that shows up in a search yet System Info app still reports the R1000 as installed. It's almost like malware. It won't go away and it won't let anything install in it's place.

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Go to S/L/E
Delete the kext
Run kext utility
reboot
done

You could try RTL81xx.kext from lnx2mac

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I've done that, I've deleted every version of the kext that shows up anywhere. I have used 'showhiddenfiles' app to make sure I'm seeing every file. And again, as I said, I've used every kext installer I can find. Kext Utility, Kext Wizard, OSX86 tools, .Kext Helper b7, ###### (where I tried to install the lnx2mac kext) and I've even used this :

http://osxdaily.com/...ns-in-mac-os-x/

All report the kext as installed, but after every reboot the Sys Info apt reports the the R1000 kext still installed even though it no longer shows up in a search and no changes from the Network Utility.

I've even tried installing the kext from my Snow Leopard install using ###### and OSX86tools.

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Look inside the plugins folder of IONetworkingFamily.kext, also check /Extra/Extensions on the partition where your boot loader is installed.

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Yes, that's where it was hiding. Didn't know that OSX system had kexts hiding within kexts. Deleted it and now the correct kext installs and the internet and home network accessible.

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Yeah, the IO*family kexts have plugins folders inside with..uh..little baby kexts.





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