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    tuxd3v
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  • tuxd3v
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    I have a rtl8153b usb-to-ethernet nic..
    The driver(rtl8152) is awful..

    The hardware itself, only has hardware receiving buffers, transmitting buffers are not present, they should maybe consider a buffer on the usb side..
    If the device if pushed above 50% of bandwidth, like executing a iperf3 test to try to saturate the port, passing through it several gigabytes of Data... is a mess..

    The kernel driver resets the device, several times, and at each reset is generate..guess what..yeah a random mac address for it..
    I went to realtek site,
    Downloaded the last version of the kernel module, at the time, and mitigated the problem, on reset for the driver to maintain the same mac address..

    I didn't pursued a more longer investigation on why, it resets so frequently, and for what I know a lot of devices have this usb-to-ethernet converters, which are a mess.. plagued with resets.. only if you don't saturate the ports there behaviour is a lot better, resetting with a lot less frequency..

    I suspect the same behaviour of pcie-to-ethernet adaptors..

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  • Mangix
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  • Mangix
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    I find it funny there's an uostream rtl81xxxu driver that seems to be abandoned, that is, no new features. It still only does monitor and client mode only.

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  • ThoreauHD
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  • ThoreauHD
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    I find it amazing that realtek is still a trash company in 2021. It has to be a government front. That's the only way they could have survived so long with windows 95 only drivers on a isdn connected website.

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  • phoronix
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  • Linux 5.15 Staging Replaces Its Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi Driver

    Phoronix: Linux 5.15 Staging Replaces Its Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi Driver

    The staging updates for Linux 5.15 continue to have a lot of code churn including some drivers being promoted while one Realtek WiFi driver has been replaced...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...x-5.15-Staging
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