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Installed mountain lion on my laptop... installed kext for my realtek ethernet!

Plugged in ethernet cable, and then it doesn't connect to internet.. i go into diagnotics.. on the side ethernet is green (active)... Network settings is yellow and ISP is green, so surely i'm doing something wrong? I have restarted the router multiple times but same happens..

any ideas? :)

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Specs, specs, specs. What Realtek card do you have? What kext did you install? What laptop are you trying to install on? How did you install Lion? Add your laptop specs to your signature so I can better help you.

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^ +1, and that diag thing for network is useless, it doesn't ever "fix" anything. You'll be able to tell as much and more just looking in network under system prefs, probably getting a "self assigned IP" and not one from your DHCP pool at the moment if it shows ethernet as active.

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Sorry!

My realtek card (according to the system info) is RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Installing the kext from ###### 5 (ML) can't remember what it's called!

I install it and restart but no luck

http://lnx2mac.blogs...l?commentPage=2

this is the one I tried to install

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Your card is listed as supported by lnx2mac which makes me think you may have conflicting kexts.
Remove all network related kexts you have added and restore a vanilla IONetworkingFamily.
Install Realtek81xx.kext, rebuild caches and repair permissions and reboot.
You should now have Ethernet.

You may need to add EthernetBuiltIn Yes to your org.chameleon.Boot.plist for App Store etc)

And stop using crappy-beast, you have no idea what it is doing under the hood!
Just do things manually.

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Thanks James,

Can you guide me with what you said? I know i'm a total noob but I just wan't to get it working!

Thanks

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run kextstat in terminal and post the output

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Oh it works now, but keep having loads of other problems... I can't get it booting without memory stick :( and sometimes it crashes and I have to power off and reboot! Any ideas? Also I neede to find a driver for gt 555m but can't locate a download :\

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You need to install chameleon to your hard drive to boot without the USB.
Use Chemeleon Wizard to create your smbios.plist and org.chameleon.Boot.plist
Install fakesmc + any other kexts to S/L/E
Repair permissions and rebuild caches with Kext Wizard
Reboot

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Similar problem Just installed ML on its own HDD. Mobo is GA-Z77-D3H with i5 3570K 8MB RAM.

Atheros 8161 on mobo and RTL8139 in PCI slot. Other two hdrives in the box have Win7 and Ubuntu12 on them and the cards work fine.

OS X sys info says no cards fitted which is clearly b***s. kext plugin checked and drivers definitely there.

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Similar problem Just installed ML on its own HDD. Mobo is GA-Z77-D3H with i5 3570K 8MB RAM.

Atheros 8161 on mobo and RTL8139 in PCI slot. Other two hdrives in the box have Win7 and Ubuntu12 on them and the cards work fine.

OS X sys info says no cards fitted which is clearly b***s. kext plugin checked and drivers definitely there.

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