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Old 02-22-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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problem with ethernet connection of RealTek in RHEL 6

Hi friends,

Im having a basic problem in RHEL
my RHEL version is

LSB Version: :core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarchrinting-4.0-amd64rinting-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseServer
Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
Release: 6.0
Codename: Santiago

and my ethernet controller is

Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
** my problem is that hardly 1 of 10 times rebooting the ethernet connection is establishing .

** i even update the new driver r8168-8.035.00 but still im facing the problem ..
** same machine in windows its working properly ..

Please help me to find the solution ..
Old 02-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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I have the same RTL8111/8168B PCI that you do-
The only way that I was able to get a good working internet connection was I had to purchase a Linksys USB Adapter and then installed a driver.

My Desktop now communicates with my wireless modem and all is good.

One place you can look for a driver is on the Realtek website:

If installing a driver for your PCI Express card doesn't help check your interface file found in this path:
Check that wired is not commented out and wireless is commented out-
You can edit that file with Nano or your favorite text editor.

Not sure but you may need the firmware:

In my case my interfaces file and the arguments in it supported both wired and wireless-
I had to comment out wired with # at the beginning of the argument in the file and than I was able to connect via the internet-

Hope this helps-

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