I'm in desperate need of help. I've been working on this issue for about 40 hours now, and I can't solve it!
OS: Mac OS X 10.2 - have also tried with 10.2.8
Beige G3 minitowerr - G3@400mhz - 768MB RAM - ATI Radeon 7000 - Trendnet TEG-PCITXR GigaBit Ethernet card with RTL8169SC chipset.
No matter the struggle hour after hour I just can't seem to get Mac OS X 10.2 to recognize the Trendnet card (it works in Mac OS 9)
Things i've tried:
- Tried with the RTL8169 drivers from realteks website. There is both 10.2 and 10.3 drivers.
- Tried with RTL8111/8168 drivers
- Tried adding AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext
- Tried another IONetworkingFamily.kext
- Tried updating the OS to 10.2.8.
- Tried messing with the PCI strings in the different ethernet relevant kext files.
- For the above kext managing solutions I did this manually in terminal with the recommended commands from the guides i could find online.
- Refitting all hardware
The thing is, the PCI card is visible in System Profiler and the PCI ID matches in the original realtek drivers, so it should work, but it doesn't. Only works in OS 9.
One thing I stumbled upon is, that when i install the original driver from Realtek, I get this warning message:
The program you are using needs to use a system file that may reduce the security of your computer.
The file "rtl8169.kext" has problems that may reduce the security of the computer etc etc etc.
Fix and use - or - Use - or - Don't use
I have literally tried everything that I could think of. I have no other solutions at hand to try out. I need some professional expertise on this matter.
Please help me. This card should work perfectly after what I have seen here and there.
Note: I also tried doing this with a PCI SMC1255TX card, and I got that to work (although only 10bt), so the PCI ports should not be the problem.
Edited by fjellebasse, 17 December 2016 - 04:49 PM.