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Ethernet Not Working on Intel NUC 5i3RYH

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Hello all,

After trying to solve this problem as much as I could on my own, I am resorting to asking the community. Ethernet does not work on my Intel NUC 5i3RYN. Ethernet uses an Intel branded card, the program DPCIManager also verifies that it's an Intel card.

1. I have verified the ethernet cable is plugged in.

2. I've successfully installed High Sierra following this guide by rehabman: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-intel-broadwell-nuc5-using-clover-uefi-nuc5i5mhye-nuc5i3myhe-etc.233256/

3. Rehabman's guide incorporates this Clover installation guide: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

4. After following the guides and installing IntelMausiEthernet.kext, internet did not work.

5. So I ran Multibeast an tried to install IntelMausiEthernet.kext from that installation.

6. Still no luck.

7. I tried to install the degug report software by black.dragon74, but when I entered his text in the terminal, nothing happened. Thus I have no debug report. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/tool-generate-proper-problem-reporting-files.235953/

8. Any help on how to get the ethernet working would be very much appreciated.
 

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Any help on how to get the ethernet working would be very much appreciated.
You can install the Ethernet kext manually :

Remove any previous failed attempts from /Library/Extensions and /System/Library/Extensions.

Open Finder and browse to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ then delete these two files :
  • NetworkInterfaces.plist
  • preferences.plist

Download this kext and put it on your desktop.
Download and run KextBeast selecting /Library/Extensions as the location.

In Terminal :
Code:
sudo kextcache -i /
Press return, type your password (it will not show on screen), press return again and when the command has completed, restart.
 
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Thank you for the quick response P1lgrim.

I followed your instructions, but still do not see ethernet. I have the IntelMausiEthernet.kext.zip on my desktop still, and didn't do anything with it per your instructions. Is there anything I need to do with it, or was it injected when I ran KextBeast?
 

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Thank you for the quick response P1lgrim.

I followed your instructions, but still do not see ethernet. I have the IntelMausiEthernet.kext.zip on my desktop still, and didn't do anything with it per your instructions. Is there anything I need to do with it, or was it injected when I ran KextBeast?
There are only two links on the kext page and I'm guessing that you clicked the wrong one.
Try again and select the one that says Download Now.
 
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Thanks for your patience. I could have been more clear. I originally clicked Download Now and downloaded the .zip file to my desktop.

But I left the file there on the desktop since I wasn't instructed to do anything with the .zip file. Did I need to do anything else with the .zip?
 

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Thanks for your patience. I could have been more clear. I originally clicked Download Now and downloaded the .zip file to my desktop.

But I left the file there on the desktop since I wasn't instructed to do anything with the .zip file. Did I need to do anything else with the .zip?
If you download the file with a Mac it will automatically unzip.
Otherwise then quite obviously you must decompress it in order to use it.

I am attaching it here in case you are still unable to complete the task.
Can't do it - It zips it when I attach - Sorry.
 
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In an abundance of caution, I'm in the habit of following the directions exactly.

The .kext is extracted on the desktop. What would you recommend the next step is? Sidenote, would I need to re-run the command sudo kextcache -i / at any point in this process?
 

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In an abundance of caution, I'm in the habit of following the directions exactly.

The .kext is extracted on the desktop. What would you recommend the next step is? Sidenote, would I need to re-run the command sudo kextcache -i / at any point in this process?
I'm done with this nonsense - I cannot make it any clearer than I already have.
 
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Thanks for your time Pilgrim. I'll see if anyone else online can take if from here. This type of reaction is what I feared from posting to the online community.

DEAR HACKINTOSHERS: I followed the below instructions exactly and am stuck on the next step.

The instructions mention downloading a kext and adding it to my desktop. I have the .zip file extracted on my desktop, however I don't know what the next step is. The instructions are silent as to what comes next. Do I manually copy the kext into one of the two library folders? Could someone advise on what to do next?

You can install the Ethernet kext manually :

Remove any previous failed attempts from /Library/Extensions and /System/Library/Extensions.

Open Finder and browse to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ then delete these two files :
  • NetworkInterfaces.plist
  • preferences.plist

Download this kext and put it on your desktop.
Download and run KextBeast selecting /Library/Extensions as the location.

In Terminal :
Code:
sudo kextcache -i /
Press return, type your password (it will not show on screen), press return again and when the command has completed, restart.
 
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