Slower internet connection when connecting through a switch (Realtek RTL8111)


I would like to share a solution to my problem with the slower internet connection, it was constantly about 50-90% slower than in Windows, but only the download, the upload was the same. My computer is connected to the router through a switch - if I had connected it directly to the router, the internet speed would have been fine.

Device: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
Kernel: 5.9.11-3

The solution was to remove the network-r8168 driver in the Hardware configuration.

:+1: Thank you for sharing! :+1:

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