D-Link PCI Ethernet card not exactly working much

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Nov 13, 2012.

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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Model: D-Link DGE-528T. Lists compatible with Windows, Linux, and "Mac OS 10.2". CD provided with it was Windows-only content.

    It's a plain standard PCI card. It have a June 2004 Power Mac G5, the base model with PCI and not PCI-X slots.

    I stuck it in my last free PCI port, booted up... but nothing. No video at all. Got a startup chime, but that's it.

    Removed it, looked online.

    Downloaded drivers from their site for "PPC/Intel Mac OS X 10.4 and later".

    Put it back in, powered on again. Got a chime. Was about to think nothing had changed, I got an Apple logo, and a spinning gear. Then it appeared stuck at the spinning gear. I was about to cut power, then it went to the login screen, but then there was hideous lag as I typed my password.

    I gave up, cut power, removed the car. I booted into single user mode and remover the driver .kext.

    Then everything was fine.

    Any ideas as to why this card didn't work for me?
     
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    havokalien

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    Incompatible driver with apple on board thernet.

    Since the Mac already has an Ethernet port I would guess that the driver for apple hardware is incompatible with the d link software. Why are you trying to add a new card?
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've had a few weird intermittent issues where I love all network connectivity and the Console tells me that the Ethernet port is showing some error... removing the cable for a while fixes it for a few days, plus, you can never have enough Ethernet ports. Or at least, the more the better. The biger the better. etc ;)
     

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