[ipxe-devel] problem realtek RTL8168/8111 PCIe GBE Family controller

Oliver Rath rath at mglug.de
Mon Oct 27 12:38:51 UTC 2014

Hi Arkoth!

Some Realtek GBit-Cards a known to make problems with ipxe. This seems
to be based on some undokumented "features" of the card, esp. such
cards, which have a bootrom embedded in bios-code (or chainloaded in RAM).

Am 27.10.2014 um 09:06 schrieb Arkoth:
> Hello,
> What can I do to fix my problem ?
> Can I force 1000Mbps ?

On linux side you can try to force with ethtool, but in most cases this
seems a problem of your hardware (cables, too!).

> Can I change the NIC ? or which compatible card can I buy ?

My best experience is with Intel 1000GT Cards (about 20-30$).


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