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Ningauble77
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I had a long correspondence with ASIX about their drivers - same symptom: after a few seconds, throughput drops dramatically, both on LAN and WAN connections (connecting via Thunderbolt ethernet gave me a consistent 900Mb/s symmetrical on my net connection, the ASIX drivers started at the same throughput, then plummeted to c.300Mb/s and stayed there. After giving them feedback on beta drivers, the latest ones available on the ASIX web site seem somewhat better, but still far from matching a native network connection. This is disappointing, as a large part of my motive in buying a Core v2 was to single-cable everything from my MBP.

Are these the 2.13 drivers from their website?  300mbit would be better than 100 for me, but when I just set the adapter for gigabit I still lose all connectivity after a couple minutes. One solution I have considered is just getting a usb to gigabit ethernet adapter using a different chipset, and plugging it into one of the core v2 ports or the hub I have attached to it.

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The very same reason of choosing core

also size and light seems important to me

Now that it might be a miracle that v1 has a stable network connection, isn’t it

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may i ask if there is any issues that
-boot into macOS without core V2
-hot plug V2
-see if usb ports, ethernet and LED lights is working?

Ok, I just rebooted to MacOS Mojave 14.0, hot plugged my Core v2.  My USB devices fired up immediately (Mouse+Keyboard, External HD, My Monitor and a 4 port usb-a hub with a thumb drive attached).  Core v2 lights came on doing the same pattern as when I was booted into windows.

Edit: Doesn't look like the forum will allow me to post a dmg.

As to me

mojave seems everything good except the Ethernet during first hot plug after a cold boot

but when I detach egpu, pull it out and pull in again, not everything come to alive

i tested several times 
Mostly they start to sleep after first detach

Unfortunately I cannot fully test this on my system because I don't have the disconnect egpu widget, it might be related to the safe removal process?

Maybe. It doesn’t matter because nvidia cards can only be removed by shutting down

i borrow this vega64 from my friend

finally 1080ti will return lol

But the ethernet problem can’t be solved by now? Btw I do have usb ethernet cards but it only comes with 65MB/s and sometimes not enough for work

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frankle
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I’ve recently purchased one of these and also have the Ethernet disconnect issue ... is there any update on drivers or where do I find the slower but working ones?

Thanks!

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I too have the non working V2 ethernet with my V2, I changed the speed to 1oombit and its working, hoping a new update is released the one on the website doesn't work for gigabit.

@ningauble77 any chance you still have the older driver, it used to work but with increased cpu activity, ill take that over my current 100mbit bottleneck.

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BoingoBoing
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not sure if anyone has reported this, but gigabit is working for me now, I don't know what I did, I have been running the latest driver from there website. https://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131, when I installed it in December it stopped working on gigabit, and was forced to use 10/100. today I came back to the forums looking for an update, I then decided to switch back to gigabit and to my surprise its working. was there a update that im not recalling?

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itsage
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@boingoboing Thank you for the report. It's possible macOS updates play better with the third-party drivers for Ethernet port inside Razer Core V2.

 

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BoingoBoing
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@itsage

Well that was short lived, after a few minutes it stopped working again, sorry for jumping the gun. I thought it was working, before it would almost immediately stop working, but this time it worked for five minutes before internet connection dropped.

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BoingoBoing
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New Update came out recently for the ethernet adapter found on the Razer Core V2 https://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131

Version 2.16, for me it didnt fix the issue but maybe others will have success.

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