Realtek RTL8101E mod loaded but no eth0
Up until recently I was banging my head against a very unreliable and slow when working wireless connection on my laptop. The internal card was an Atheros AR5001.
I finally gave up and got a crossover cable so I could transfer files from the desktop to the laptop.
First I had to enable the internal lan in bios. Then I ran ifconfig at the command line and no eth0 was shown.
The results of lspci -knn show a Realtek RTL8101E using kernel module r8169.
Now I could probably type in all the commands to get wireless running in my sleep. The wired thing makes no sense to me though.
If I have a kernel module running why is there no eth0?
How do I get it working?
Never mind I was thinking about this problem in the wrong terms. After the losing battle with the atheros wireless adapter, I thought I was faced with another battle against the Realtek wired adapter.
Actually all I needed to do was think of setting up the wired connection on both pcs. I successfully did that with wicd.
Until today I did not know wicd did wired connections. I'd been using it for wireless for years.
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