[CentOS] 8139 dropping packets

Sun Oct 28 01:24:09 UTC 2012
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 10/27/12 4:59 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:
>> >This probably won't be helpful, but whenever someone inquires about
>> >trouble with a Realtek network chipset someone ALWAYS responds that
>> >Realtek network hardware is junk and that you should replace it
>> >with something good, such as an intel e100 or e1000 or some such.
>> >
>> >Me, I've never had trouble with a realtek card, myself.
>> >
> Fred - thanks - but not an option in this case. Its built in and no
> slots available.

with the newest intel desktop CPUs at least, the first ethernet 
controller is built into the southbridge (H77, Z77, etc), and if there's 
a realtek chip on there its just the 'PHY" physical interface.

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