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Hi folks, last weekend I installed Leopard (clean install). Everything worked fine, but my wireless adapter (RTL8187), that worked fine in Tiger with Realtek drivers, isn't working. After installing the driver and rebooting it founds the right wireless network, connects (I use static IP, not DHCP) but disconnects after a few seconds. And it looks completely random, yeah, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Some other people are having the same problem as I noticed here and here. We will certainly find a solution for this, maybe It is just a small bug.

Paulo

P.S. I e-mailed realtek but I got no answer and I am checking the drivers page daily.

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It looks likes the connection gets stable when the network is unstable. Yesterday my home network was very unstable (none of my pcs with windows could maintain a stable connection) and my leopard machine found and stayed connected, but I wasn't able to surf the net. I'll try something more until the end of the day. I have a test tomorrow in school and I'll be studying...

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i use DHCP with RTL8187 but have the same prob...

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OK, It seems to be completely random! Oh My, I guess this will be a long way.

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Same problem with RTL8139 :P

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Hi! I also own a 8139 PCI-card and it works perfectly for me in leopard. But my buddy is having this problem tho he is running exactly the same install (a backup of mine) and the same card as me. He also had the same problem with another intel ethernet card that also worked perfectly for me.

please post here if anyone finds a solution.

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I had the same issues and installed the R1000 driver from http://sourceforge.n...s/realtekr1000/

Now everything works fine.

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Do you have the same chipset as us, ok?

EDIT: Forget it, just looked at the sourceforge page. It says: "and some others modification for Mac OSX", will it work for me?

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i use DHCP with RTL8187 but have the same prob...

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It looks like realtek is not working on a fix for it, could someone e-mail them, I've tried 4 times and didn't get an answer back.

Hope we'll find a fix for this!

Paulo

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boot -v to see if your NIC is flowcontrol disabled? If it is modify your ethernet setting to manual with duplex only (no flow control) in system preference to see if it helps.

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boot -v to see if your NIC is flowcontrol disabled? If it is modify your ethernet setting to manual with duplex only (no flow control) in system preference to see if it helps.


I checked and the only messages that appear are: "rtl8187:enable<--" and "rtl8187:MAC Adress Here (just shows my MAC address)", and I have no idea on how to set this, but I'll try. Anyway, thanks for the tip.

Paulo

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OK, I think there is no way, we'll have to wait for new drivers. Another user said that the wireless card isn't able to get an IP adress, so it self assigns one and the connection is dropped. Crappy realtek driver, hope they'll release anything soon, have e-mailed them again :P . But got no answer.

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did i mention that it used to work perfectly with tiger 10.4.8
so its probably something updated in leopard which caused the driver to behave erratically

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Yeah, It works flawlessly in Tiger. Vikingboy: Can you e-mail Realtek about this? I tried many times and didn't got an answer. Thanks.

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I'm having this same issue in both Kalyway and iATKOS (Uphuck). :)

When I loaded the RT1000 kext it worked on that first boot...but never again since. :(

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yea.. u'r not alone guys.. i'm with u in the same boat ;) (posting from ubuntu-live cd)

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Yep, I have e-mailed Realtek many times but I got no answer. Maybe my messages just went to their spam folder... Some lucky person should try and see if they can tell us something. Because if they won't provide drivers anymore, I'll quit on Leopard and go back to Tiger. But I hope they will release an upgraded driver soon. :) What I mean is... forget it, just look here.

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Let's see if the 10.5.2 update for Leopard fixes our problems.

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I seem to have the same problem using Realtek WLAN Client Utility in Leopard 10.5.1, after an OS boots it holds the connection for a few seconds and then drops it. My device is RTL8187.
I also have a D-Link DWL-G122 laying around, so I tried it using drivers from Ralinktech, but no luck as well.
Any kind of help would be nice.

::UPDATE::
D-Link DWL-G122 is working at my house, using DHCP. I'm using Leopard's Safari right now. Sweet!!





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