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Solution for Qualcomm Atheros AR816x, AR817x and Killer E220x

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Hi ! 

I've got an MSI H97 Gaming 3 motherboard with a Killer E2205 ethernet controller.

I've installed the AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext version 2.3.0 on my Mojave 10.14.6 installation in /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other (also tried /L/E before btw). 

 

But unfortunately, the ethernet card is not recognized. 

I noticed that the kext is not matched as you can see on the screenshot.

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On 8/3/2019 at 9:32 PM, Matiuso said:

Hmmm. How can I do that ?

For example by creating a network interface... :lol:

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1 hour ago, Mieze said:

For example by creating a network interface... :lol:

Alright but I cannot create an ethernet interface because the ethernet controller is not recognized. 

Built-in serial port is the only option available.

 

Btw, on another forum, someone suggested spoofing an id. However I don't how should I do that.

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Just now, Matiuso said:

Alright but I cannot create an ethernet interface because the ethernet controller is not recognized. 

Your screenshot clearly shows that the driver is loaded and attached to the hardware but there is no network interface attached to the driver.

 

Mieze

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13 hours ago, Mieze said:

Your screenshot clearly shows that the driver is loaded and attached to the hardware but there is no network interface attached to the driver.

 

Mieze

I've tried 

sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

- sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist    

 

Then reboot but as you can see on the screenshot I have no ethernet interface available in the network panel.

Maybe I'm missing something or I've misunderstood what you were saying.

 

EDIT : I've followed that guide here

 

And I typed "sudo softwareupdate --background" in terminal then reboot my computer.

Now, Ethernet interface shows up but says "cable disconnected".

 

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I've found the solution.

It was simply to update the BIOS. Now everything is working correctly.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks for your help !

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On 7/8/2019 at 2:23 PM, Mison said:

I'm really confused!

But the id is true.

I have a laptop DELL G7 7590 with Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

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I found another example.

GIGABYTE AERO 15-SA with E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

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@Mison Well, although these NICs are called Killer E2600, I doubt that it's the same device because they have different vendor and device IDs. Looks like the only thing they have in common with the traditional Killer NICs is the brand name. Therefore I don't think that the driver supports these chips, at least I have no reason to assume that they are supported.

 

EDIT: Reading through the Linux kernel sources I can confirm that these chips have nothing in common with the rest of the Killer family but are based on a Realtek design so that it might be possible to add support for them to my Realtek driver.

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17 hours ago, Mieze said:

@Mison  嗯,虽然这些NIC被称为Killer E2600,但我怀疑它是同一个设备,因为它们有不同的供应商和设备ID。看起来他们与传统Killer NIC的共同点就是品牌名称。因此我认为驱动程序不支持这些芯片,至少我没有理由认为它们是受支持的。

 

编辑:通过Linux内核源代码阅读我可以确认这些芯片与Killer系列的其他产品没有任何共同之处,但它们基于Realtek设计,因此可以向我的Realtek驱动程序添加对它们的支持。

I see. 

Thank you for your explanation.

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1 hour ago, Mieze said:

@Mison I'm already working on an update for the Realtek driver to include support for these chips.

That's good news. Look forward to it.

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