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Realtek RTL8111 driver

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 Yeah -- I thought it was strange because it acts just like the log is showing.  It says it's connect in the SPref > Network and then like 8 seconds later it goes red and starts again.

 

I've been using this exact same hardware on El Capitan for years and just upgraded to High Sierra last week.   Somehow it seems like it's a problem with the new OS.



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I've been using this exact same hardware on El Capitan for years and just upgraded to High Sierra last week.   Somehow it seems like it's a problem with the new OS.

If it started with HS, it might be related to ASPM as newer versions of macOS implement a more aggressive power management policy. Take a look at your BIOS settings and disable "PCH PCIE ASPM Support" (see board manual). Lets see if it helps.

 

Edit: By the way, do you have sleep/wake working with HS on your machine?

 

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It certainly has to do with HS.  Never had any problems before

 
I just check BIOS and
 
PCIE ASPM is disabled
PCH PCIE ASPM is disabled
PCH DMI ASPM is disabled
 
I have never slept this computer in ElCap or HS, it runs 24/7.  So I've never tested it.
 
I was wondering if it had to do with switching SMBIOS Product Name to iMac17,1.  Somewhere when upgrading to HS I saw that iMax17,1 was the recommended config and I had tons of problems with my Nvidia because of it.  Other than HS upgrade that was the only other major change I made during the upgrade.


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I was wondering if it had to do with switching SMBIOS Product Name to iMac17,1.  Somewhere when upgrading to HS I saw that iMax17,1 was the recommended config and I had tons of problems with my Nvidia because of it.  Other than HS upgrade that was the only other major change I made during the upgrade.

Looks like I have to dig deeper. I'm going to have to look at the source code!

 

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I'm not sure if this helps, but I did a packet capture on my firewall and the DHCP request is coming through from the NIC and the DHCP request is being answered (offer made), I guess the response just never gets to the driver.

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Hi Mieze, you couldn't make version of the kext with an opportunity to change mac address of the network interface card as here (Realtek RTL8111/RTL8168 driver for OS X with MAC address spoofing), AnV has abandoned development this kext



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Hi Mieze, you couldn't make version of the kext with an opportunity to change mac address of the network interface card as here (Realtek RTL8111/RTL8168 driver for OS X with MAC address spoofing), AnV has abandoned development this kext

I see no reason why anybody should need or want something like that because it makes no sense at all. MAC addresses can be changed with ifconfig in Terminal or via a startup script and that's the proper way to handle it. That's why I can't understand why you are asking for this feature?

 

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I see no reason why anybody should need or want something like that because it makes no sense at all. MAC addresses can be changed with ifconfig in Terminal or via a startup script and that's the proper way to handle it. That's why I can't understand why you are asking for this feature?

 

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Ok I will try a script the driver can and it isn't necessary



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kext usage match better then use script or terminal



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@mweber26: Please try the attached kext and report back with kernel logs.

 

Good luck!

 

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Here are the new logs.

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Here are the new logs.

 

Ok, next try with the attached kext! Please enable ASPM support in BIOS too!

 

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No way, that was it!  I can't thank you enough for helping me!

 

What did you change?



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Thanks Mieze, working great with HS Developer beta 5!    I have 200mbs internet service and I'm pulling 230mbs so no problems here.

 

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I agree -- speed certainly isn't an issue I have gigabit and get almost full speed.

 

 

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The driver now forces ASPM to disabled/enabled according to the configuration parameter setting in its Info.plist. Here is a final test build (for Sierra and High Sierra) which also fixes a few cosmetic issues. Everybody is encouraged to test it. Provided there are no further problem reports, I'm planning to make this build the next official release.

 

Good luck!

 

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2.2.2d2 looks good to me.








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