Failing Network card
> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:54:33 -0700
> From: John R Pierce<email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Failing Network card
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> On 06/20/12 8:44 AM, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
>> > 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
>> > RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev ff)
> pure unmitigated junk.
> -- john r pierce N 37, W 122 santa cruz ca mid-left coast
I agree with John's comment. Realtek chips are junk with unpredictable
reliability, especially under heavy load. I have had several problems
with various versions of the 81xx chips. When I tossed the cards in the
garbage and switched to Intel-based NICs, all the problems went away.
Every time I build systems with Realtek network chips on the
motherboard, I disable them in the BIOS and add Intel NICs instead.
YMMV, but please consider ditching Realtek altogether.
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