<Linux device driver for Realtek Ethernet controllers> This is the Linux device driver released for RealTek RTL8169S/8110S, RTL8169SB/8110SB, and RTL8110SC. <Requirements> - kernel source tree (supported Linux kernel 2.6.x) - compiler/binutils for kernel compilation <Quick install with proper kernel settings> Check whether the built-in driver, r8169.ko, is installed. # lsmod | grep r8169 If it is installed, please remove it. # rmmod r8169 note: If the built-in driver cannot removed by rmmod, please edit /etc/modprobe.conf and comment 'alias eth0 r8169'. Then, remmove it again or reboot your computer. Unpack the tarball : # tar vjxf r8169-6.aaa.bb.tar.bz2 Change to the directory: # cd r8169-6.aaa.bb If you are running the target kernel, then you should be able to do : # make clean modules (as root or with sudo) # make install # depmod -a # insmod ./src/r8169.ko You can check whether the driver is loaded by using following commands. # lsmod | grep r8169 # ifconfig -a If there is a device name, ethX, shown on the monitor, the linux driver is loaded. Then, you can use the following command to activate the ethX. # ifconfig ethX up ,where X=0,1,2,... <Set the network related information> 1. Set manually a. Set the IP address of your machine. # ifconfig ethX "the IP address of your machine" b. Set the IP address of DNS. Insert the following configuration in /etc/resolv.conf. nameserver "the IP address of DNS" c. Set the IP address of gateway. # route add default gw "the IP address of gateway" 2. Set by doing configurations in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts /ifcfg-ethX for Redhat and Fedora, or /etc/sysconfig/network /ifcfg-ethX for SuSE. There are two examples to set network configurations. a. Fix IP address: DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=static ONBOOT=yes TYPE=ethernet NETMASK=255.255.255.0 IPADDR=192.168.1.1 GATEWAY=192.168.1.254 BROADCAST=192.168.1.255 b. DHCP: DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes <Modify the MAC address> There are two ways to modify the MAC address of the NIC. 1. Use ifconfig: # ifconfig ethX hw ether YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY ,where X is the device number assigned by Linux kernel, and YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY is the MAC address assigned by the user. 2. Use ip: # ip link set ethX address YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY ,where X is the device number assigned by Linux kernel, and YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY is the MAC address assigned by the user. <Force Link Status> 1. Force the link status when insert the driver. If the user is in the path ~/r8169, the link status can be forced to one of the 5 modes as following command. # insmod ./src/r8169.ko speed=SPEED_MODE duplex=DUPLEX_MODE autoneg=NWAY_OPTION ,where SPEED_MODE = 1000 for 1000Mbps = 100 for 100Mbps = 10 for 10Mbps DUPLEX_MODE = 0 for half-duplex = 1 for full-duplex NWAY_OPTION = 0 for auto-negotiation off (true force) = 1 for auto-negotiation on (nway force) For example: # insmod ./src/r8169.ko speed=100 duplex=0 autoneg=0 will force PHY to operate in 100Mpbs Half-duplex(nway force). 2. Force the link status by using ethtool. a. Insert the driver first. b. Make sure that ethtool exists in /sbin. c. Force the link status as the following command. # ethtool -s ethX speed SPEED_MODE duplex DUPLEX_MODE autoneg NWAY_OPTION ,where SPEED_MODE = 1000 for 1000Mbps = 100 for 100Mbps = 10 for 10Mbps DUPLEX_MODE = half for half-duplex = full for full-duplex NWAY_OPTION = off for auto-negotiation off (true force) = on for auto-negotiation on (nway force) For example: # ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 duplex full autoneg on will force PHY to operate in 100Mpbs Full-duplex(nway force).Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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