Network card doesn't work (Realtek)


I’ve installed OpenSUSE Live CD (Gnome edition) and I cannot get my network card to work.

Problem description

  • I get an IP-address
  • I can ping the IP-address from the PC
  • Ping to other hosts/gateway only works for short periods of time, then stops working, then working again …

I tried

  • Installing the driver from Realtek page
  • Set different parameters using ethtool (speed, duplex, auto negotiation)

The hardware
ASUS motherboard with Realtek 8111GR (

It seems like people have similar problems, although they report that their link is down, my link is always up, but only works in periods.

I don’t know if I got the driver installed correctly; how do I confirm that?

Any help is appreciated.

Best regards

I’m not familiar with this hardware, but I did find this Fedora thread which where one user mentioned

The support people at Realtek advice me to use the official Realtek driver from them, according to them the Linux driver distributed with several Linux distributions is not working correct…

The problem is with the Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller…

The official driver can be downloaded here…168C/RTL8111DP