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migle
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So I swapped out my razer core v1 for the v2. Fantastic. No usb issues and much easier to plug in without having to restart!! Only issue is I haven't been able to get the ethernet port to work. Any suggestions??

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Pierre-Emmanuel Pardon
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Hello Migle,

Did you read about this topic?

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/razer-core-v2-announced-with-ti83-controller-and-dedicated-expansion-io-solution/paged/2/

I read that you need ton install the pilote of the ethernet port.

 

What's your configuration Migle?

Which MBP? GC? Monitor? 

Old hardware: MacBookPro11,5 (15 Retina, i7 4980HQ) dGPU R9 M370X + TB2/TB3 adapter + Razer Core v2 + GTX 1070 Ti

New hardware: Mac mini (2018, i7 8700B, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD)+ Razer Core v2 eGPU + SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 + Samsung C27HG70 display
New software: macOS 10.14.2 (18C54), Windows 10 to be tried !


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Technomad
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Bump. Anyone found a resolution to this yet?

Mid-2017 MBP 15”/3.1GHz, Razer Core v2, EVGA GTX1080Ti, LG 34UM95, HTC Vive, Samsung Odyssey, MS Hololens.


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inventortechie
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Uh, I have the opposite issue so far... No USB, oh.. wait, and No Ethernet too. 99% of the time...

https://www.reddit.com/r/razer/comments/943ijt/razer_core_v2_dell_xps_9570_usb_hub_problem/

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Rupert Denham
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@migle, You may have already found a work around using an ethernet to tb2 adaptor but if you still wanted to use the core v2 for ethernet I believe I have found a solution..

 

System preferences>Network>Advanced>Configure Manually.

Also: 

The settings cog towards the bottom left next to a plus and a minus symbol>Manage virtual interfaces>Edit (pen)> Include Gigabit Ethernet.

 

Those combined should keep her stable!

R

 

 

 

2015 Macbook pro 2.8GHZ with TB2, Razer Core v2 with genuine Apple 2m TB2 cable and TB2/TB3 adaptor cable, Monitor is Alienware AW2518hf


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plofstof
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Joined: 2 years ago
 

I had the same issue for months and FINALLY figured this out.

The issue is NOT the Ethernet adapter (ASIX AX88179).  The issue is actually with the USB hub the adapter is connected to.  So if you look at you Device Manager you'll see the ASIX AX88179 under "Network Adapters" (this is the network card included in the Razer Core v2) but if you look under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you'll see three entries called "ASMedia Root Hub".  It took me SO long but I work out that the ASMedia driver is the problem, not the ASIX AXX8179 driver.  It is probably a power saving thing, I suspect the ASMedia drivers incorrectly disables the ASIX device after a few minutes to... save power <facepalm>

Here's the thing.  The Razer Core has three internal USB Root Hubs.  Two of them drive two USB ports each (there are four USB ports on the back of the Razer Core v2).  The third one drives the ASIX network chip.  This chip is a simple USB-to-ethernet port and you can see this same chip for sale as an external USB device on amazon.  Razer simply hard-wired the ASIX to a third USB port which you can't see because it is "connected" inside the box.

Razer used ASMedia USB chips for these three USB Root Hubs.  Turns out it is the ASMedia USB drivers (to which the Ethernet port is connected to) that cause the Ethernet to keep on disconnecting.  The reason the ASIX network adapter keeps failing is because the ASMedia USB drivers suck.  There is nothing wrong with the ASIX ethernet chip.  You need to use a more reliable driver for the USB Root Hub (to which the internal Ethernet adapter in the razer core is connected to inside the Razer Core).

So here's what you need to do.  Open your Device Manager (press Windows-X and then M if you're lazy).  Look under USB Serial Bus Controllers.  If you see anything there called "ASMedia" then right-click and choose Uninstall and be sure to check the checkbox that says "delete drivers" (something like that) so that the drivers are completely removed from your system.  After this is done, go to the top of Device Manager (where it shows your PC name) and right-click and select "Scan for hardware changes".  Now when you do this Windows should pick up the same USB controllers in your Razer Core BUT it will install native (more reliable) Windows Drivers rather than the sucky ASMedia drivers.  So you'll see three new USB devices pop up under USB Serial Bus Controllers called something like "USB Root Hub (USB3.0)".  

(You may still see some devices called "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller -...", that's fine, it is the USB Root Hub that is the issue and should NOT be ASMedia)

If everything worked, you will still see the "ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter"  in you Device Manager but your Universal Serial Bus controllers will show "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" and not "ASMedia Root Hub".   There should be three of them.

That should do it.  Just avoid the native ASMedia drivers as far as you can and you should be fine.  You can thank me later.

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