Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
26 Aug 2003
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
NetWare 6.5

Product Description
The Realtek RTL8169 is a high-performance PCI Gigabit Ethernet media access controller. It fully complies with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3z and 802.3ab specifications, supporting 10/100/1000Mb/s data transmissions at an MII/GMII, and 1000Mb/s fiber transmission at a TBI. 10/100/1000Mb/s N-way auto-negotiation support is also provided. The new chip is able to reduce CPU utilization and greatly heighten system performance, providing a good solution for design of PC and server adapters. The RTL8169 is embedded with a 33/66MHz, 32/64-bit PCI v2.2 bus interface for host communications with power management-which features an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems with OSPM.

Primary Driver File(s)
R8169SRV.LAN (67756 bytes 09-Apr-2003 10:21 am)

Driver Support File(s)
ETHERTSM.NLM (13035 bytes 27-JAN-2003 06:34 pm)
MSM.NLM (100958 bytes 24-JAN-2003 06:51 pm)
NWLANLIB.NLM (422990 bytes 29-JAN-2003 02:54 pm)

Test Configuration
Product Name/Model/Rev Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet/Rev.A
Specification Version/Rev C HSM v1.11
Adapter Bus TypePCI
Adapter Bus Width64
Adapter Transfer MethodBus Mastering
Communications ModeHalf/Full Duplex
Error CapturingN/S
Multicast ModeYES
Promiscuous ModeYES
Transmission Line Speed10/100/1000 Mbps

For full LANalyzer support, driver must support Multicast, Promiscuous, and Error Capture. Not all topologies support all LANalyzer functions.

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
No. 2, Industry E. Rd. IX,
Science-Based Industrial Park
Hsinchu 300
Voice: 886-3-5780211
Fax: 886-3-5774713