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?