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I was actually asking for help, not blaming the driver, which I've been using since Yose.

 

Console says the wake reason is "GLAN XHC", but I have no idea what that means.

 

Found out that XHC is usb related. I'll try a deep research over it.

 

Last edit: Had to remove PRW. Theres a DSDT patch for it. It prevents instant wake.

 

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I was actually asking for help, not blaming the driver, which I've been using since Yose.

 

Console says the wake reason is "GLAN XHC", but I have no idea what that means.

 

Found out that XHC is usb related. I'll try a deep research over it.

 

Thanks!

Well, I know but you are asking for help in the wrong thread. As device GLAN is Intel's onboard NIC, which probably isn't present on your board as you have a Killer NIC, it all boils down to the chipset's integrated USB 3.0 controller XHCI.

 

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Last night I updated the prebuilt binary in the download section to version 2.1.0 and pushed the sources to GitHub. Have fun!

 

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Miele, thank you so much for your E220x/2400 kext it works perfectly in the gigabyte Gaming G1 mobo. I have a question, I know you are busy but wondered if you knew if there was a Killer AC 1535 wireless driver for OSX? I think its the same as ATH10K / Qualcom Atheros QCA988x?

 

Source code and ubuntu github stuff here :- http://www.killernetworking.com/support/knowledge-base/17-linux/20-killer-wireless-ac-in-linux-ubuntu-debian

 

​Looking around I couldn't find anything. Any help you could offer?



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Miele, thank you so much for your E220x/2400 kext it works perfectly in the gigabyte Gaming G1 mobo. I have a question, I know you are busy but wondered if you knew if there was a Killer AC 1535 wireless driver for OSX? I think its the same as ATH10K / Qualcom Atheros QCA988x?

 

Source code and ubuntu github stuff here :- http://www.killernetworking.com/support/knowledge-base/17-linux/20-killer-wireless-ac-in-linux-ubuntu-debian

 

​Looking around I couldn't find anything. Any help you could offer?

Sorry, but I'm not interested in Wifi driver development at all and you will have a hard time porting it to OS X as Apple refuses to publish header files and documentation for Wifi drivers.

 

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Hi

 

@Mieze have this kext(my version is 2.0.1) support to 9K MTU packet size or will be.

 

In advanced settings i in Custom MTU my interval is 1280 to 1500.

 

Thanks for everything.



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Hi

 

@Mieze have this kext(my version is 2.0.1) support to 9K MTU packet size or will be.

 

In advanced settings i in Custom MTU my interval is 1280 to 1500.

 

Thanks for everything.

No, I won't add support for jumbo frames because:

  • it's not worth the effort and I have no time to waste.
  • the gain in throughput is minimal, if there is any gain at all.
  • it will cause trouble if used inappropriately and increase the number of support requests.

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I registered to thank you! I spent all day long to find a driver that works with the Lenovo N581 of my girlfriend. Vielen Danke dafür, jetzt muss ich nur noch WLAN zum laufen bringen :thumbsup_anim:



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I tried other kext and it said connected but when I surf the net it stucks in loading the site...idk why

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During the last weeks I reworked the driver in order to optimize performance with El Capitan. The attached binary is for El Capitan only. With Xcode 6.4 it should be possible to build it for Yosemite but there is no way to make it work for Mavericks and below. Sorry! Here is the list of changes:

  • Disabled ASPM while the link is up to solve a power management issue with El Capitan which resulted in a slight performance degradation.
  • Cleaned up the code.
  • Solved a problem which prevented the driver form working in a bond using LACP. Due to a hardware bug the Atheros NIC still needs to be the first device in the bond for LACP to work.

I'm using this version of the driver on two of my machines for 2 weeks now without any problem so that I'm quite confident that it will work as expected. Nevertheless I'm asking all users to test it thoroughly. Source code can be found on GitHub.

 

Good luck testing!

 

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Latest version - the network card is detected but showing cable unplugged.

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Latest version - the network card is detected but showing cable unplugged.

I need the kernel logs!

 

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Don't bother - i'm stupid  :wallbash:

my motherboard has two NIC's

Intel I217V and Atheros Killer E2201

I thought this was your other thread (IntelMausiEthernet) and replaced the kext's

the lan is connected to the Intel NIC.



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Don't bother - i'm stupid  :wallbash:

my motherboard has two NIC's

Intel I217V and Atheros Killer E2201

I thought this was your other thread (IntelMausiEthernet) and replaced the kext's

the lan is connected to the Intel NIC.

Never mind, I almost suspected that it must be something like that.  :lol:

 

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BTW - which one would you recommend to use - the Intel or the Atheros?



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BTW - which one would you recommend to use - the Intel or the Atheros?

The Atheros driver is stable while the Intel NIC might suffer from a power management issue (depends on your CPU and SSDT).

 

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VLAN didn't work for me. Will you test it?



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VLAN didn't work for me. Will you test it?

No, I won't because I neither have time nor a working VLAN to test. If you want me to review the code you'll have to provide kernel logs and a packet dump.

 

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Dear Mieze

 

I just wanted to say thank you. I've never been able to activate the ethernet port of my MB (Killer E2205) until I discovered this thread.  tried the kext...and it just works, so again: thank you  :D







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