Any errors reported?
There do seem to be a lot of threads discussing similar Realtek ethernet hardware based on the quick search I just conducted - particularly around IOMMU, and also the r8168 vendor driver.
I’ll leave it to you to research further.
There are r8168 packages available from OBS:
If you can download these (Leap 42.3 version packages) to a memory stick then transfer to the affected machine, you should be able to install with the package manager. Then reboot.
Same Packages as from OBS are in Packman:
zypper se -s r8168 | grep -i packman
| r8168 | Quellpaket | 8.045.08-1.5 | noarch | Packman Repository
v | r8168-blacklist-r8169 | Paket | 8.045.08-1.5 | x86_64 | Packman Repository
| r8168-debugsource | Paket | 8.045.08-1.5 | x86_64 | Packman Repository
v | r8168-kmp-default | Paket | 8.045.08_k4.4.104_39-1.5 | x86_64 | Packman Repository
| r8168-kmp-default-debuginfo | Paket | 8.045.08_k4.4.104_39-1.5 | x86_64 | Packman Repository
But I think, therefore you have to install the latest kernel.
Sweet! Thank you! I will do that and report back.
Make sure you’re using the latest kernel as suaerland has advised.
I installed the latest kernel and installed the 2 packages above. I can now ping other hosts on my network and I can ping my server but I can not ping anything outside my home network. What info would you like to see?
Thank you again.
Ok, your NIC is now working. Now you need to switch back to
2.) stay with a static IP address and add a default gateway and DNS name server(s).
Probably option 1 is best for your needs.
@deano_ferrari I read your mind. I just switched it back to DHCP and voila it works and I have internet.
Thank you everyone for your help.
Good to read that you’re now online.