Network Manager - Reported ethernet speeds ?

I have 11.2 (current) running on an HP DV7 laptop.

The ethernet device is:

HPDV7-Linux:/home # lspci |grep 8101
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

I am running the 11.2 default driver

HPDV7-Linux:/home # lsmod |grep 816
r8169                  46412  0

I have the laptop connected to to a 10/100/1000 switch which is working fine, I think, on other ports.

I get the following from “ethtool”:

HPDV7-Linux:/home # ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports:  TP MII ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 100Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: MII
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: pumbg
        Wake-on: g
        Current message level: 0x00000033 (51)
        Link detected: yes

When I right click on the Network Manager tray icon and hover the mouse over the eth0 connection, it says “Bit Rate: 10Mbps”

Any ideas/thoughts on why?

You could try to use the 8169too driver module and see if that helps.

Doubt it (because it does not exist, however 8139too does but is not for that type of hardware).

Doubt it (because it does not exist, however 8139too does but is not for that type of hardware).

Typo is admitted: should read 8139too.

However, looking at the source, it mentions RTL-8101, so it might work.

Thanks for the hints.

I installed the R8101 driver for my Kernel version from the NIC Repo (via the OpenSUSE Factory).

That seems to have fixed it.

I do believe that the link was running at 100Mbpswith the stock R8169 driver, but would like the Net Manager displays to be correct.