Realtek PCIe 2.5GbE Family Controller resetting

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Same about Gigabyte, yet this 10.46 driver is almost unusable due to a severe issue: it blows up all the network, routers etc, at least 1-2 time per day if not more.
Haven't had anything like that happen.
In fact I haven't experienced any issues at all for the first time since using this mobo.
 
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The only way I could make it work (or so it seems so far ) was to disable everything at adapter settings, then enable Network Stack in Bios. Still testing it though, will update everyone in several days if it will prove to be a decent solution.
 
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Meanwhile, hopefully master @Svet will give us an update or any bit of info from Realtek, because clearly this driver isn't working how it should.
 
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I think this problem is hardware, but they are trying to solve it with drivers
It may very well be, however the Realtek disconnect issue is present in some form on many other network controller made by them. This would mean all these models have hardware issues, which is a thing I really don't want to believe.
 
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The 10.46.1231.2020 driver is also aknowledged as broken on tweaktownforum.com , exactly like I was saying, with router going crazy.

"The Realtek 2.5GbE 10.46.1231.2020 driver is still borked btw" - h3x1e

"The adapter was randomly losing internet connection for me, and previously would completly destroy my whole network's connection, ie, the router would explode and not be able to give internet to any of the other devices on the network." - h3x1e

"What's impacting the whole network is an ARP broadcast loop." - AMD718



And yes, there are tons of other owners with same issues.
 
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For those who can't wait there is a workaround.
You have to go the the Device Properties -> Advanced and disable:
Advanced EEE
ARP Offload
Energy-Efficient Ethernet
Gigabit-Lite
Green Ethernet
Interrupt Moderation
IPv5 Checksum Offload
Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4)
Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6)
NS Offload
Power Saving Mode
TCP Checksum Offload (IPv4)
TCP Checksum Offload (IPv6)
UDP Checksum Offload (IPv4)
UDP Checksum Offload (IPv6)

And of course in Power Management disable Allow the computer to turn off this device.

P.S This issue dragging more than 6 months, thousands of people having same issue and no word/fix from Realtek, shame!
 
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For those who can't wait there is a workaround.
For those of us who can't wait, several of us have went and bought a PCIe network adapter. You can get better ones than the onboard for $25-$35. My Intel one arrives tomorrow. Then this garbage onboard one gets disabled permanently.
 
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It seems everything comes down to that ARP broadcast loop, induced by the bad coding of Interrupt Moderation feature, at driver level.

Just less than 1 hour ago my whole network went down because of it, exactly like others reported.
 
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I've installed an Intel PCI-E card based on Intel 82574L chip. Works great so far. F that Realtek trash.
 
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