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I bought the notemook Toshiba Satellite A110-378 and after the OSX installation I had 2 problems, network & audio didn't work. I followed a guide to enable audio successfully. I'm now trying to find info about the network.


I have a Realtek and on Linux I had to download the drivers from Realtek home site. The driver supports these cards:


1. RTL8169S/SB/SC (Gigabit Ethernet with PCI interface)

2. RTL8168B (Gigabit Ethernet with PCI-Express interface)

3. RTL8101E (Fast Ethernet with PCI-Express interface)


Is there any way to enable my network card under moac osx? I think that my network card is the third.


Thx a lot,


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Well, it's a PCI-E network card. Is thereanyone that can help me setting it up?

Not until you know what model you have. As you can see by my previous answer, the solution is different (or nonexistent) depending upon what model you have. It's sort of like saying I have a car and it doesn't run. What's wrong with it? Without specific information, there is no way to know.


Go to Windows. Go to Device Manager. Find your ethernet card under Network Devices. Read the model number. Get Properties on the device. Click the Details tab. Get the vendor id and device id (following VEN and DEV).

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This is the output of "lspci -nvv" about my network card:



05:00.0 0200: 10ec:8136 (rev 01)

Subsystem: 1179:ff00

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-

Latency: 0, Cache Line Size 10

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: I/O ports at 4000

Region 2: Memory at da000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

[virtual] Expansion ROM at d4000000 [disabled]

Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)

Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Capabilities: [48] Vital Product Data

Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable-

Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000

Capabilities: [60] Express Endpoint IRQ 0

Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+

Device: Latency L0s <1us, L1 unlimited

Device: AtnBtn+ AtnInd+ PwrInd+

Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-

Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+

Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes

Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s, Port 0

Link: Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited

Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-

Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1

Capabilities: [84] Vendor Specific Information

Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

Capabilities: [12c] Virtual Channel

Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 36-81-ec-10-00-00-10-01

Capabilities: [154] Power Budgeting



I think that 10ec = VENDOR ID and 8136 = DEVICE ID


On linux I use a driver from realtek that supports model specified in my first post.



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There is no history on the board of anyone getting your ethernet card to work. If you are brave, you can try the following:


- Use Terminal to edit a file using the following command:

sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleRTL8139Ethernet.kext/Contents/Info.plist

- Change the string "0x813910ec" to "0x813610ec"

- Press Control-O to save and Control-X to exit.

- Use Terminal to delete a couple of cache files and repair permissions:

sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
(give your password)
sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /

- Reboot


If this causes problems, repeat the process and restore the "8136" back to "8139"

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just wanted to say thanks for the post!


it totally worked on my realtek rtl8101E/rtl8102E driver

haha ive been without wifi for 2 WEEKS

not now though ^^



could u please upload your kext i have the same rtl 8101e card but not getting work.

please help me

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