Intel NIC keeps crashing after core 126 update

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JensP
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Intel NIC keeps crashing after core 126 update

Post by JensP » January 9th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Hi, -

Since installing the 126 core update, my Intel 82566MM NIC using the e1000e driver crashes every few seconds. Web pages can be loaded with difficulty, but downloading files bigger than about 1MB is nearly impossible. With this hardware being fairly common, I suspect I'm not the only one affected.
What to do?

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Re: Intel NIC keeps crashing after core 126 update

Post by JensP » January 15th, 2019, 8:50 pm

As a work-around, I have procured a USB-NIC based on the Asix AX88179 chip, to replace the computers built-in NIC.
It feels a tad dodgy to have red, green, and blue traffic all going through the same USB2 controller. I have not actually measured the speeds attainable with this setup, but at least it seems stable.

Obviously, I'd prefer a core update that would allow the computers built-in Intel Pro/1000 (82566MM) to function again. Any plans to look into that?

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