For the past few weeks, Lnx2Mac has been developing a new Realtek ethernet driver for Mac OS X. His goal was to create a driver that provides support for the latest motherboards that use the Realtek RTL8111E controller. This new driver is called RealtekRTL81xx.kext and supports the following ethernet controllers:
- RTL8168, RTL8168B, RTL8168C
- RTL8111, RTL8111B, RTL8111C, RTL8111CP, RTL8111D(L), RTL8111DP, RTL8111E
It's based on the RealtekR1000SL.kext created by Chuck Fry in late 2009 with additions and fixes from the latest official Realtek Linux source. In addition the driver includes the following changes:
- 32/64 bit support
- Improved stability
- Improved performance
- Numerous bug fixes
Today the beta went public! Check out Lnx2Mac's Blog for further details and the download link. Please leave all feedback and comments there and in the RTL81xx Beta Testing forum.
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