[CentOS] 8139 dropping packets

Sun Oct 28 12:00:32 UTC 2012
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

On Sat, 27 Oct 2012, fred smith wrote:

> To: CentOS ML <centos at centos.org>
> From: fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] 8139 dropping packets
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 04:40:42PM -0400, Jerry Geis wrote:
>> I have a CentOS 5.8 box that is dropping packets (just from ping).
>> The network is 8139 RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ Rev 10
>> Adding the parameters "pci=noacpi acpi=off "
>> has helped but it still happens.
>> Is there something else that helps the network not drop packets?
> 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.

Me neither.

I have a RT adapter on my laptop - no problems there either.