Description. Since 09/06/2023, no LAN/network is available after reboot (unless UEFI trick is applied, see below). Internet speed is only ~10% (about 10 mbit of 100 mbit), absoulut lame. See screenshots.
I do not want to flood you with information I have tried everything the last few days, but now some:
A temporary ancient stick with WLAN always works
Computer is connected to the router via network cable. I threw away the old cable and put a brand new cable on it, that was my first guess of the error. But it wasn’t.
I tested the Fritz-Box (router) with another device (cell phone, only WLAN on). Speed fully there, no problems. Various speedtest on the computer very slow and surfing feels extremely lame
with Timeshift I have reset the settings to 24.08., so before the last big update. Error is always then also there. So probably nothing to do with system changes / software change in the given period of time
What helps if the LAN connection is not available: UEFI: Activate network stack. Then you can also reboot ~2-3 times (and also disable the stack). But eventually the problem occurs again. Due to trial and error I have a medium number of reboots behind me and of course it’s getting annoying.
updated the latest BIOS from ASUS. Tried installing the proprietary network card driver via Manjaro hardware config, it gave an error the first time. Result: it kicks the connection / card / LAN —> reboot required. Tried 2 times. Second time installation works, but after reboot no connection works. Driver removed, restarted and it works again.
I have no idea what the cause is now. Maybe someone has an idea and can help me.
Again, please do not post screenshots of things that can be copy/pasted with the mouse.
Your inxi screenshot shows that you are running the r8168 driver module. Uninstalling that module does not remove it from the running kernel.
If the r8168 module has been uninstalled and you don’t have a blacklist on r8169, then you must reboot in order to load r8169. But before you do that, perhaps it is best to rebuild your initcpios and update your boot loader…
It’s definitely a hardware problem it should be connecting at 1000 Mbps. I have exactly the same device (see chip-ID) on a MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK and no problems at all, so do many others (it’s a widely used chip).
Try a different port on the router. Try a different wired device at the PC end if you have one. And I know you said you replaced the cable but with what? There’s plenty of cheap junk cables out there which don’t live up to their Cat 5e/6 claims.
but the all 4 ports are on 100 Mbit. I’ll try the 1000 Mbit mode.
OK, AVM (fritzbox) screwed it up. Solution was setting the ports to 1 Gbit then it worked perfectly. I set it back to 100 Mbit and still working at 100 Mbit and not more 10 Mbit. Speedtest is fine now!
Now I have to see the days if finding the network also had something to do with it or if that is also solved.
Please therefore do not close, I will update the days again.