Gigabit network card driver problem

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  • #41522
    netsysadmin
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    Hi all,

    I have installed 3 Netgear GA311 Gigabit NICs on my firewall. ZeroShell uses the

    “Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)”

    driver for these NICs. In addition, for the integrated network adapter, the driver

    “Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)”

    has been installed by ZeroShell.

    However, none of them work when connected to Gigabit Ethernet ports on a switch. They do work when connected to Fast Ethernet ports.

    Can anything be done so that the NICs work properly at Gigabit speed?

    Thanks a lot.

    #47721
    netsysadmin
    Member

    I managed to get the drivers for the network adapters from the Realtek website.
    I have also downloaded binutils-2.17-i386.tar.bz2, glibc-2.8-includes-zs.tar.bz2, linux-2.6.25.17-zs-i386.tar.bz2, gcc-4.3.2-zs-i386.tar.bz2 and static-lib.tar.bz2.

    Can anyone tell me how to proceed to install these in ZeroShell so as to be able to compile the network adapter driver/module in ZeroShell ?

    Thanks for any help.

    #47722
    netsysadmin
    Member

    Anyone has any idea how I can compile and install the Gigabit Ethernet drivers?
    Do I have to go through all the steps described here?

    Thanks for any help.

    #47723
    netsysadmin
    Member

    Is anyone using Gigabit Ethernet network adapters with ZeroShell?
    If yes, are you successfully using the default drivers/modules installed by ZeroShell?

    Thanks for any feedback

    #47724
    ppalias
    Member

    Intel pro1000 NIC working fine with e1000 module.

    #47725
    netsysadmin
    Member

    OK. Anyone has been successful with a Realtek chipset?

    #47726
    netsysadmin
    Member

    It’s working now.
    Seems the cable was the problem!
    Thanks for all help.

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