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    Default Losing/Changing IP address, Netgear GA311

    Well I've been able to get everything working except for my ethernet.

    I'm running an Asus P5N-D, which does not support on-board ethernet. So I went out and purchased a Netgear GA311 NIC.

    In case anyone isn't sure this card uses a Realtek chip set and according to the wiki hardware guide is compatible. I went with the Realtek driver during my Kalway install.

    The OS recognizes the card and is able to pull an IP address. The internet works fine anywhere from 5-30 minutes. Than it will pull a new ip address from my 2wire 2800HGV-B gateway, this is what ATT gave me.

    Once it aquires this new IP address which is way out of the range that DHCP is setup for, the internet stops working.

    I've tried running a linksys router behind the gateway and than plugging my pc into that to act as a buffer so the address it pulls it coming from the DHCP server of the linksys but still it loses the address.

    I'm starting to think that this might be a problem with the 2wire gateway and MAC OS. However I have not been able to find anything in the way concerns with this on their website.

    If anyone has an idea of what to try next I would love to hear it.


    Forgot to mention that prior to adding the Netgear card, my onboard NIC was doing the same thing, minus it actually being able to connect to the internet. But it would pull the correct DHCP address and than later would pull one that was out of range. I since than have disabled the onboard NIC and have done a reinstall of kalway. Also I've tried manually setting my IP address within the range of the dhcp server with no help there either.

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan
    Last edited by cowhelmet; 10-14-2008 at 06:27 AM.



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    Should I try another driver?

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    I found a solution.. By using the intel speedstep kernel it fixes the internet connection failing. Hopefully this helps others in need!

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    Spoke too soon. It lasted a little longer than usual, but it still ended up failing. I've tried installing a modified driver that is supposed to increase stability for realtek chipsets, and still this was no help.

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    Should I try another build? If so which releases do you guys recommend?


 

 

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