I am having the exact same problem as stated in the first post about connection drops and packet loss etc. . .
*note - i've only been using linux a week or so, been trying to get internet to work well whole time :-/
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-EP45-DS5 Motherboard
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Memory at e8010000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at e8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at e8020000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8168
Kernel modules: r8168
driver package I am currently using (from the realtek site listed in the unixblogger link below)
i followed http://unixblogger.wordpress.com/201...ethernet-card/ to update my driver and blacklist "r8169"
the connect got fast, but i still get random disconnects. . .
I tried to blacklist
then install the driver again.
# Blacklist native RealTek 8188CUs drivers
but that totally stopped my Edimax adapter from working at all. (no lights or connection)
Is there a something different I should be doing since my realtek version is a little different? Are there other drivers I need for the Edimax adapter?