RocketRaid 3520 + PMG5 = no ethernet?!?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tunecrew, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2009
    Hi - have a late 2005 PMG5 dual 2.3 running OS X Server 10.5.8.

    Put a Highpoint RocketRaid 3520 into it, the card works fine (albeit not without a little fiddling on the install), but with the card installed, all the ethernet ports die ("cable disconnected" in Network prefs). Card has the latest firmware that I can find (, and latest drivers (1.3.2)

    Uninstalled the 3520 drivers, same problem.

    Removed the card, ethernet works fine again - seems to be a hardware conflict of some kind (ethernet ports are on the PCI bus also).

    Digging through the 3520 drivers I find this:

    "Known Problem * RR3520/3510 RAID controller has conflict with the enternet on PowerMac G5"

    Very interesting since it is listed as being specifically compatible:

    So question is - does anyone else have this issue? Has older/newer firmware/drivers resolved it? I emailed Highpoint but no response yet.

    Only other option seems to be to install a NIC card, but I suppose there is a chance of that not working as well...

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