Originally Posted by onebuck
I see no violation since email@example.com
post provides helpful information to LQ members that wish to verify the speed of connection within this thread or for that matter anyone who reaches this thread.
Hope my information will be (seen as
) helpfull too.
While older Debian
kernel modules r8169.ko has some issue reducing 1GB cards to run on 100MB speed, installing new version (rmmod old, modprobe new) SOLVED
the problem (at least for me). As of this writting the pre-compiled module lib/modules/3.12-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko is current "testing" and I have seen no issue (either LAN, NAS or Internet) since install.
After reading this thread I decided to download official module from the Realtek web and compile from source. Following the readme instructions I did rmmod r8169, as this is the step #1 in accompanied readme document. DO NOT
follow this sequence literrary, as rmmoding this module instantly (and silently) disabled my Ethernet interface. Trying to compile in further steps I ran into missing kernel-dev packages and through aptitude learned, that my internet connection has gone.
As a temporary workaround I decided to modprobe the module back. Now I found out, that I have two different
/lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko 72424 2013-09-20
originating from official (curent as of writting) Debian installation CD
/lib/modules/3.12-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko 97984 2013-12-29
downloaded during update to testing (jessie as of writting) distro.
Not a surprise I decided to use newer version and voila - network runs 1GB speed out of box instantly. No reboot or networking restart needed even.
Hope this will help all the patient, who have followed this thread to this end