Load Atheros GbE (AR8161) LAN drivers on CentOS 6.4

Atheros GbE (AR8161) LAN is still not supported on the major Linux distributions which makes it really annoying to fix since most solutions require installing kernel-dev, gcc, perl, and many other dependencies.  After a lot of trial and error, I finally found this simple procedure for getting ethernet to work on CentOS 6.4:

1. Download kmod-alx and save it to a thumb drive

2. Insert thumbdrive into CentOS computer, double-click the thumb drive icon on the desktop to mount it, and then open a terminal (Applications > System Tools > Terminal)

3. cd /tmp

4. cp /media/THUMBDRIVE/kmod-alx-0.0-7.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm .

5. sudo rpm -i kmod-alx-0.0-7.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

6. sudo modprobe alx

7. Open Firefox browser and verify you have internet connectivity


이승훈 said...

Thank you for your detail description.. finally I fixed the network drvier installation on CentOS thanks to you.

I can't pass by without any comment..

Sincerely thank you! so much!

Cousin Luke said...

This was the perfect solution to my problem. Thank you so much!

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