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Realtek LAN RTL8101E/RTL8136: Working: 10.8.0 Mountain Lion

RTL8101E RTL8136 Realtek Mountain Lion 10.8

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Greetings:

I'm still working on getting my system fully working with all the qwirks out but I had a crazy time getting the LAN card to work so I wanted to post the way to get it to work. I'll post full a full guide on tonymacx86 when I get finished.

Here's older related threads:
http://www.insanelym...showtopic=29044
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=226359

[System Specs]
Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 (Laptop)
CPU: i5-2450
Audio: Realtek ALC269 HD
Vidoe: Intel HD3000
6G RAM

[Realtek RTL8101E / RTL8136 Details] (From Windows HWInfo64)
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Vendor Description: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Maximum Link Speed: 100 Mbps
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_04D81028&REV_05

[Install Steps]
[Step 1]: Download the official Realtek driver for mac 10.7 (listed "MacOS 10.7 on Intel-based Mac computer", filename "RTGNICv2.0.6For10.7"):
http://www.realtek.c...3&GetDown=false
[Step 2]: Install the package. You'll be forced to reboot.
[Step 3]: Once back in OSX, you'll have to create an Ethernet adapter for your location. When you do, you'll need to manually configure the hardware for that adapter. See below:

(System Configuration Menu -> Network -> Ethernet -> Advanced -> Hardware)
Configuration:
manual
Speed: 10baseT/UTP
Duplex: Fullduplex
MTU: Standard (1500)

These instructions taken from this post at osx86.net (using different drivers):
http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=1825

I can confirm that this works. I'm using my RTL8136 to make this thread. :)

Thanks for all the great info on this board and I hope this helps someone.


- Rytz

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why post here that u gona post in tonymac.. stay there.

http://www.insanelym...dpost&p=1824011


also RTG 2.0.6 has wakeup issues on some boards. (black screen wake)
try Lnx2Mac driver Mr 3 post guru!

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why post here that u gona post in tonymac.. stay there.

http://www.insanelym...dpost&p=1824011


also RTG 2.0.6 has wakeup issues on some boards. (black screen wake)
try Lnx2Mac driver Mr 3 post guru!

Sorry to make you butt-hurt for trying to help out.

...and i did try the latest Lnx2Mac drivers - neither release or debug found my card (didn't show in System Info). The official RTG did find my card. Maybe you should take your attitude somewhere else Mr. I'm-So-Awesome?

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Sorry to make you butt-hurt for trying to help out.

...and i did try the latest Lnx2Mac drivers - neither release or debug found my card (didn't show in System Info). The official RTG did find my card. Maybe you should take your attitude somewhere else Mr. I'm-So-Awesome?

hows the sleep/wake mr 3 post guru. btw i see its not gigabit lan.. rather 100mb..and u set to 10mb.
im not claiming to have an awesome fix (that might break sleep) with 3 posts in my name.. not trying to discredit u but test your resolutions before u claim victory.
yes u can surf but now your wake probably doesnt work... if it ever worked. probably not. (if it did and now it dont.. try version 2.04 or 2.05)
(i rather buy a supported gigabit card . ahh u bought a laptop)

youll do great at tonywhack86.. ohh wait member since aug 2011 .. 2 posts.. yep youre doing great things!.

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thank you all work fine now the i have RTL8101E/8102E!!
if have the same problem i write how i fixed:
Install RC 2.06
install RTL8168 kext repair permision and reboot,
go to system rpeferences,network,advanced,hardware:
and set this:
Configuration: manual
Speed: 10baseT/UTP
Duplex: Fullduplex
MTU: Standard (1500)

click apply and all work fine:-)

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While this DOES allow for the Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E to work and actually get a connections (instead of the dreaded "self-assigned IP" and/or no connection message), it is still a temporary fix in that the card is only operating at 1/10th its optimal speed.

 

Anybody have success in finding a kext to run this sucker at full 100mb connectivity?

 

I've tried:

Lnx2Mac's driver (http://lnx2mac.blogs...osx-driver.html)

Slice's driver: http://www.projectos...?showtopic=2608

Mieze's driver: http://www.insanelym...ealtek-rtl8111/

and Realtek's official driver: http://www.realtek.c...3&GetDown=false

 

and only Realtek's with the manual settings below work:

Configuration: manual
Speed: 10baseT/UTP
Duplex: Fullduplex
MTU: Standard (1500)

 

This however is not good enough for me; Looking for a better solution and will post back my results should I find any improvement.  Any help is appreciated.







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