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Nightmare in server: realtek 8103 card works, but no internet [closed]

asked 2013-08-30 13:48:37 -0500

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updated 2013-09-01 00:10:03 -0500

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One of our community member, who are using the latest fedora, can't reach the internet through the realtek 8103 eth card. He tried EVERYTHING, but somehow mysteriously, still no internet. What is sure:

DHCP works, even with static settings till the router. Pings, answers fast. - There is no proxy - It can be DNS faliure, but no, ping works also. - Else, if he tries to update, with yum - the app simply timeouting, and dies. - Any kind of internet browser after start also timeouting - Netstat -F, and gateway with route add default gw has been tried to skip the problem, but nothing has changed - no any sign in logs that something blocks, or not loads the original realtek module - we have suggested rfkill just for check, but no response yet - Just in case, he has disabled the firewall, and SElinux temporarily to find the problem

Question is the following: Realtek card, or router kills the access? We are out of ideas what can cause this. Thanks.

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answered 2013-08-30 22:01:53 -0500

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updated 2013-08-31 07:53:36 -0500

If you google the MAC address "ed:0b:00:00:e0:00" you'll see a lot of other people ran into a similar problem -- it looks like it's some bug in the firmware of the network card. It seems that a lot of people got around it by hard-coding some other MAC address, so give that a try. Here is some documentation for what you'd do to hard-code the MAC address. Use the MACADDR option.

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