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    networking problems with RealTek RTL8139

    Hello!

    I'm experiencing problems in getting my ethernet connection to work properly.
    I have a RealTek RTL8139, and I'm running Fedora Core 1.

    Strangely enought, I * did manage to connect * with this card, until I fixed a problem with the drives of exactly this card
    when running Win 98 SE. Starting from this point, I never was able to use this card when booting with linux.
    I'm thinking that I've changed the firmware in a way
    that linux doesn't like, but every attempt to "restore" the previous condition went wrong
    (please note that the whole "card+ADSL router" environment it's now working correctly under win)


    Here some info regarding the card:

    # cat /proc/net/dev
    Inter-| Receive | Transmit
    face |bytes packets errs drop fifo frame compressed multicast|bytes packets errs drop fifo colls carrier compressed

    lo: 12736 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 12736 162 0 0 0 0 0 0

    eth0: 679 9 13 0 0 0 0 0 2155 25 0 0 0 0 0 0



    ....While this comes from "dmesg":

    divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
    eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xd491d000, 00:50:fc:a7:54:6d, IRQ 11
    eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
    divert: freeing divert_blk for eth0
    divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
    eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xd491d000, 00:50:fc:a7:54:6d, IRQ 11
    eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
    eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1

    Now what reported from "ifconfig":

    # /sbin/ifconfig eth0
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:FC:A7:54:6D
    inet addr:10.0.0.1 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:60 (60.0 b) TX bytes:692 (692.0 b)
    Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd000

    I'm not really expert in configuring ethernet cards, so maybe that's some simple setup to do that I did not recognize...
    Thank in advance for any help

    Marco C.

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    Jman Guest
    It appears that it's up. What kind of problems are you having? Can you ping anything or have any kind of net traffic?

    The graphical network tool is at Main Menu > System Settings > Network. Look at the settings. Maybe you want to remove it and add it again.

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    ...Now it's working! I found that I simply had to set the card to "10 half mode", so I used this commands (found this info in the Realtek website):

    #ifconfig eth0 down
    #rmmod 8139too
    #insmod 8139too media=0x01


    Greetings,

    Marco

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    gdemarco Guest
    I have the same problem in FC7
    Giusepe

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    Re:

    even ia have the same trouble.....and even worse....i installed it as a second NIC ....my fedora7 setup doesnt event list it as eth1 ....or anything while i get it for my onboard VIA NIC(eth0)

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    Re: networking problems with RealTek RTL8139

    RTL8139 on Fedora Core 14, mcastel's suggestion to set to 10 and half worked for me as well.. awesome!

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