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FYI, my card is not even getting detected in 10.13.4 Beta 4. So it does not work. I hope it’s just a bug and Apple is not blacklisting our firmware updated cards.

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It stopped working in 10.13.4 beta 4.

The device is not recognized, while the same PC works with 10.13.3.

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I think its a bug. Because IDs still matching to KEXT and now that even the Apple Firmware is on the Card it can't be another reason.

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Posted (edited)

Still not working in 10.13.4 Beta 5. Ethernet card not detected. Are we done for good?

Edited by d5aqoep

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Yeah... but IONEtworkingFamily.kext is unchanged to 10.13.4 beta4. Even old, in 10.13.3, working kext is not working. Like I said, ids etc. for PCI Match still match, but card is just undetected by OS.

Hope they will fix it with final 10.13.4. If not we "flushed" our 10GBit Cards with Apple FW, lost many Features (WOL etc) and is still not working in OS X native. (That was the plan why I did this)

Edited by TECH_ATTACK

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There is a new firmware update on station-drivers website for Aquantia AQC107 cards. But I was unable to get the firmware updated. 

WOL has never ever worked on my ASUS card irrespective of the driver used in Windows.

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Yeah, you can't update the Firmware with "normal" way, because since Apple flashed their FW to the card the VEN/DEV Id is mismatching to the "Windows" FW like them on  station-driver. Maybe someone will find a way to force a fw update (if they don't want the apple fw anymore)

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Posted (edited)

Mieze:

I have contacted you before about the 10GBE Aquantia card.  As you probably know by now, it works natively in 10.13.3. 

You probably also know that there's a problem with 10.13.4 and 5 betas, and that for some reason (a bug? blacklisting?), the cards stopped working.  btw, Has anyone tried a brand new "not touched by Apple" card in one of these betas?

I'm thinking that a kernel patch or a kext might be required.  I'm willing to help in any way I can to make sure my 10GBE cards continue to work in Mac OS and future versions of Mac OS.  The fact that it's working now, in 10.13.3, is there any way I can assist you or anyone else in developing a driver?  Is this feasible?

Edited by meaganmargaret

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I am more interested to know whether people who have real iMacPro1,1 model are having Ethernet problems with 10.13.4 Beta 4 & 5 ? If even they have problems, we can expect a bug fix.

BTW people with costly iMacPros will not bother installing betas for doing serious work.

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20 hours ago, d5aqoep said:

I am more interested to know whether people who have real iMacPro1,1 model are having Ethernet problems with 10.13.4 Beta 4 & 5 ? If even they have problems, we can expect a bug fix.

BTW people with costly iMacPros will not bother installing betas for doing serious work.

Has anyone who is running the beta checked?   /usr/libexec/firmwarecheckers/eficheck/EFIAllowListShipping.bundle? or the SQLite blacklist database at:  /private/var/db/gkopaque.bundle/Contents/Resources/gkopaque.db?  Not sure if these can be read directly, but based on some research, they might be...

Yes, I'd like to know if anyone running the iMacPro version 10.3.4 (Hackintosh or Apple version) has 10 GB ethernet issues with the 10.13.4 betas....And, there might be some (one or two) Apple iMacPros out there that are testing the betas....

Edited by meaganmargaret

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Hi

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the ASUS XG-C100C to work in my hackintosh. I'm running 10.13.3 and it seems the card has successfully been patched as it's showing as an Apple AQC107-AFW, but the card has a bogus MAC of 01:00:01:ff:00:00 and only gets a self-assigned IP. Assigning an IP doesn't help. However, it negotiates the speed correctly...

What am I missing?

 

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Posted (edited)

Seems to be my card is broken with Apple FW. If the Card is inserted now I got "Code 62 Check NVRAM" and no boot for a long time. If yes, it boots to Windows but no Connection with this card. When I remove the card all is running good.

 

(Card was running native under 10.13.3)

Edited by TECH_ATTACK

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You may just have a bad card.  I'd return it and get a replacement.

On 3/17/2018 at 11:05 AM, d5aqoep said:

I am more interested to know whether people who have real iMacPro1,1 model are having Ethernet problems with 10.13.4 Beta 4 & 5 ? If even they have problems, we can expect a bug fix.

BTW people with costly iMacPros will not bother installing betas for doing serious work.

 

You know, the more I think about this, the more I wonder if this just isn't a bug.....and the only reason I would think otherwise is that apparently, this problem with the Aquantia appears in both 10.3.4 (4) beta and the 10.3.4 (5) beta.

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My card was working perfect, in OS X and in Windows. Now seems to be dead. Was bundled wit a ASUS Mainboard, so I can't return. Was a gift in the Mainboardbox.

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I'd suggest to wait until the final release of 10.13.4 is out and we will see what Apple is going to put us through. In case all the trouble is caused by a bug, chances are high that it will be resolved by then. In case they want to prevent us from using their driver with flashed cards, we'll see how. The number of ways to achieve this is limited (check of MAC address or serial number) and it shouldn't be too hard to find a patch in case of such a scenario. Keep calm as the :cat:!

Mieze

Edited by Mieze

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On 3/18/2018 at 2:42 PM, nainokami said:

Hi

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the ASUS XG-C100C to work in my hackintosh. I'm running 10.13.3 and it seems the card has successfully been patched as it's showing as an Apple AQC107-AFW, but the card has a bogus MAC of 01:00:01:ff:00:00 and only gets a self-assigned IP. Assigning an IP doesn't help. However, it negotiates the speed correctly...

What am I missing?

 

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Try assigning a static ip and see if it can transfer data.   My first Aquantia came up like yours, and a static ip fixed it.  But then after a few system restarts, DHCP started to work on it.

2 hours ago, Mieze said:

I'd suggest to wait until the final release of 10.13.4 is out and we will see what Apple is going to put us through. In case all the trouble is caused by a bug, chances are high that it will be resolved by then. In case they want to prevent us from using their driver with flashed cards, we'll see how. The number of ways to achieve this is limited (check of MAC address or serial number) and it shouldn't be too hard to find a patch in case of such a scenario. Keep calm as the :cat:!

Mieze

Thanks, Mieze!

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Card is still not getting detected in Beta 6. Are we done for good with these useless cards?

In Windows, if my PC starts from shut down state, the card comes up as network cable unplugged. So I have to go to device manager and disable-enable it to get it functional. This has to be done everytime my PC boots. Now it is not even working on macOS. Very frustrating. $100 down the drain. 

I recommend people not to buy any Aquantia AQC107 based ethernet cards because

  • The firmware is unstable.
  • Drivers are carp.
  • Do not support WOL as advertised.  
  • Do not work in macOS as of 10.13.4
  • Do not work in Windows with cold boot. Show network unplugged error.

Someone suggested me to replace my Netgear 10GBE switch which cost me $800. I rather throw this ASUS XG-C100C into dustbin be happy with Intel X540-T2.

Edited by d5aqoep

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20 hours ago, d5aqoep said:

Intel X540-T2

  Here's a Intel 10GBE, single port, a very resonable price, but what about the drivers?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-X540-T1-Single-Port-PCI-E-x8-Ethernet-Converged-Network-Adapter-OEM-RJ45/192269890125?epid=2244542631&hash=item2cc42db24d:g:Zg8AAOSwdbxapfUe

And, on Windows 10, both of my Asus Aquantia boot and work fine with this driver from Apple's bootcamp

Aquantia64v2.0.015.0.zip

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The fact that several users report their cards to be broken since 10.13.4 beta may be the result of a power management issue. In case the latest versions of Apple's driver try to activate ASPM (Active State Power Management) for the chip in order to reduce platform power consumption, you might get strange results, similar to defective hardware, provided the mainboard/BIOS doesn't support ASPM properly or disables it in BIOS. I must admit that I haven't checked the code, so my opinion is based on pure speculation, but it would be an explanation for this behavior which doesn't involve sabotage by Apple. Anyway, I'd take a look at my BIOS setting with regard to ASPM before I consider the card to be lost.

As soon as Apple releases the final version of 10.13.4 I'll take a look at the code in order to be sure...

Mieze

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I purchased a new AQN107 card from Aquantia’s Asian partner for $69. If Apple does manage to bring back alive my current ASUS XG-C100C in final 10.13.4, I will put the new card in my QNAP. 

I desperately need WOL. It’s even advertised on Aquantia’s spec sheet but in reality was not working with any previous drivers. :(

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