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    Default Final ethernet debug advise needed

    Greetings to All,

    I'm in the final stages of trying to debug my setup and need help solving the following problem:

    With the onboard Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet I only get half the bandwidth I should (this has to do with the changes made by 10.4.9, works at full speed in 10.4.7 and 10.4.8,) and if I attempt to configure it manually to 1000baseT I lose my connection. See info from System Profiler below. I also tried using the built-in WIFI with Realtek RTL8187L Universal Driver but it doesn't seem to work with 10.4.9 although some have reported success with 10.4.7. I also tried changing the IONetworkingFamily.kext with the one found here with no success (still had 100base TX). There seems to be conflicting messages as to whether there is a solution for this, the problem is few posters list specific system info so it's difficult to track what's broken/fixed with what build. I've seen others with the same hardware report success but maybe they just mean it's partially working like mine. So....if anyone with the Marvell 88E8053 has 1000baseT working with 10.4.9 please let me know how you did it. If this controller just won't work then please recommend a compatible Gigabit Wireless replacement. Thanks!

    Update: Started from scratch and verified that the Realtek RTL8187L Driver works for 10.4.7. Even though there was no 1000baseT choice in Network setup I manually configured as 100baseTX full-duplex 1500 MTU and now have full speed 2957kbps down and 678kbps up! The Marvell Yukon 88E8053 also works at full speed in 10.4.7 and 10.4.8.
    I just hope it keeps working as I upgrade up through 10.4.8 and 10.4.9. I'll keep this updated as I go. More good news, Realtek driver still working in 10.4.8. I followed these directions here: for Mac OS X 10.4.9 with Darwin 8.8.1 and everything is working at full speed. Many thanks to katmail for a success, it's amazing what people can accomplish when they work together!

    Here's a link to the Realtek drivers:

    Built-in Ethernet:

    Type: Ethernet
    Hardware: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en0
    IPv4 Addresses:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    Interface Name: en0
    Subnet Masks:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    Domain Name: domain_not_set.invalid
    Server Addresses:,
    DHCP Server Responses:
    Domain Name: domain_not_set.invalid
    Domain Name Servers:,
    Lease Duration (seconds): 0
    DHCP Message Type: 0x05
    Server Identifier:
    Subnet Mask:
    FTP Proxy Enabled: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Gopher Proxy Enabled: No
    HTTP Proxy Enabled: No
    HTTPS Proxy Enabled: No
    RTSP Proxy Enabled: No
    SOCKS Proxy Enabled: No
    MAC Address:
    Media Options: Full Duplex
    Media Subtype: 100baseTX

    Let me know if you need more information.

    Thanks for any help!

    Installed Packages:

    Mac.OS X 10.4.7 - AMD Intel - (JaS) - ISO
    Mac OS X 10.4.8 [JaS AMD-Intel-SSE2-SSE3 with PPF1 & PPF2].iso
    Tarugas AppleHDAPatcher_v1.15 with asus_n4l_vm_ALC882M.txt codec dump


    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    Realtek ALC882M Built-in Audio
    Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
    BIOS 1901
    Core 2 Duo E6400
    OC to 3.2GHz 8X400
    FSB 400
    Mem Timing 1:1 4-4-4-12

    ATI Radeon X1950 Series:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon X1950 Series
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x7244
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Supported
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.9 (8P2137)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 8.9.1
    Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
    Computer Name: User1’s Computer
    User Name: User1 (user1)

    Machine Name: Apple Development Platform
    Machine Model: ADP2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 400 MHz
    Last edited by tbar; 04-19-2007 at 12:56 PM.

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    same here, i mostly get only less than 2mb/s
    i have a 2nd via rhine III pci card which isnt much faster too. i tried different os (macbook, win, linux server) but only via smb://

    connection to another marvel on winxp switched to 10mbit mode automatically. and was therefore really slow.

    thanks for the driver tho, whoever it was!

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    Did either of you guys find a fix I have a via rhine II onboard Ethernet and it takes 15 hrs to transfer a 6 gig file from my XP machine,


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    dewman, open up the network utility ,select your adapter and see what the link speed is and see if you're getting errors or collisions.



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