The taming of the r8169 network card

Commonwealth Games - Team Scotland Kitting Out - University of StirlingI have an edimax r8169 network card its module in linux is a bit iffy and it can use the r8168 module I personally hate this network card as i have to nursemaid it on switch on. Cold boot is ok, warm boot and the card is nobody home, so far its wrecked one network cable (my blog).

Once a week i put our router into sleep mode, and yes this caused our r8169 to screw up recently, so i write a script where i turn on off services and restart them, and also turn off the interface.

200px-Gremlins_think_it's_fun_to_hurt_you._Use_care_always._Back_up_our_battleskies^_-_NARA_-_535381I can handle the retarded reboot thing, but honestly i think i am avoiding edimax and the r816x chipset next time i go hardware shopping,  It has got gremlins.

 

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