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Well, it's possible Asus did something to it (the bios on the card) then. Obviously, it's not the same card that others are using. What changed, I don't know. I would be tempted to return it and try another card.....you should check your ethernet cable and the switch it's plugged into, make sure those are good. Another test would be to boot to Windows (if you can) and test it there.

Beyond that, I don't know what's going on.....I know some folks who tried to flash their cards by booting into 10.13.3 had to boot a lot of times to get it to work.....

A last ditch effort: you could try adding the patch using Clover Configurator, boot with it, check, if working, great, if not, in Clover Configurator, disable it, check again.

But maybe the best option if you are running 10.13.4 or later (or you can): Return it and buy the Sonnet card, available at B and H for $99.....

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After I put back my m.2 with 10.13.6 card was working! Now it is working like charm, so ASUS ROG AREION 10G is great for hackintosh 10gbe too! Thanks for all your help!
 
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After I put back my m.2 with 10.13.6 card was working! Now it is working like charm, so ASUS ROG AREION 10G is great for hackintosh 10gbe too! Thanks for all your help!

Terrific! Congrats!
 
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@doeriol2014:

I think I just said this just a few posts back, but here it is again:

If you don't have 10.13.3, or you can't find it, or you can't get it anymore, you can return the Aquantia, or if you can't return it, you can sell on e-Bay. Then you can buy this one (Sonnet Solo10G - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CLGPP4X/?tag=tonymacx86com-20), which requires no flashing and no drivers and no patches as long as you are running 10.13.4.....

Plus, you'll get a warranty and support, and you won't need to violate any agreements with Aquantia or Apple.....

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I wonder what it is about the Sonnet card that makes it just work and not be rejected by the Apple driver.
 
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I wonder what it is about the Sonnet card that makes it just work and not be rejected by the Apple driver.

I don't know for sure, but I have one on order, so I'll let you know.

As you probably know, it's always worthwhile to double check a manufacturer's claims and that's what I intend to do. According to the research I did on their website, their only requirement is you must be running 10.13.4 or newer (I have that covered), so we'll see.....

But, if they are not being truthful, as the card would be new, and under warranty, making claims like what they have could be real trouble for them. But of course, it wouldn't be the first time a manufacturer claims a piece of hardware does something it can't do....again, we'll see....

I will say this for Sonnet: in general, they make a lot of products for Apple's machines (as well as other manufacturers), and those products are not perfect, but most are decently reviewed, so I think their reputation is good.

Another poster, @Paulmonckton said he had it on order, so I hope he posts soon.
 
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I don't know for sure, but I have one on order, so I'll let you know.

As you probably know, it's always worthwhile to double check a manufacturer's claims and that's what I intend to do. According to the research I did on their website, their only requirement is you must be running 10.13.4 or newer (I have that covered), so we'll see.....

But, if they are not being truthful, as the card would be new, and under warranty, making claims like what they have could be real trouble for them. But of course, it wouldn't be the first time a manufacturer claims a piece of hardware does something it can't do....again, we'll see....

Another poster, @Paulmonckton said he had it on order, so I hope he posts soon.

I'm wondering if it's a vendor ID and/or device ID thing. On Intel X540 cards, those are the only things that need to be modified to work with Small Tree drivers.
 
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I'm wondering if it's a vendor ID and/or device ID thing. On Intel X540 cards, those are the only things that need to be modified to work with Small Tree drivers.

I'm receiving mine today from Amazon, so I'll let you know via this thread....if it works, it could be a godsend for us....and they claim with 10.13.4 or >, no drivers are needed...on Macs!
 
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I wonder what it is about the Sonnet card that makes it just work and not be rejected by the Apple driver.

They manage to remove built-in property from the pci nub:
https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...or-10gb-ethernet.2092875/page-4#post-26294284

It is not obvious from that thunderbolt ioreg. It looks like they implemented one more pci bridge to stop built-in property to
propergate to the device. What is really interesting would be ioreg/DSDT dump of a iMacPro after 13.6 update.
 
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Preliminary results for the Sonnet SoloG Presto 10GbE adapter ($99):

So, I just got and plugged it in. The first thing I did was disable all patches and any Ethernet kexts I could find were deleted.

And yes!!, it indeed does work without a kext or a patch or any flashing! (as long as you have macOS 10.13.4 or greater)

The performance is roughly equivalent to the Aquantia (which wasn't bad) and the Intel X540-T1. And not as fast as a Intel 550.

I have the modded Intel, two Aquantias (that I'm going to sell), and the new Sonnet. If I had to do over again, I would purchase the Sonnet. In the attachment below, you can see that the Sonnet is actually smaller than the Aquantia, with a smaller heatsink. This is relevant because in testing it, I did see it drop a bit over time and I think that's because it was throttling. It started out faster than the Aquantia, then after a few minutes dropped to about the same level as the Aquantia.

Issues and caveats:

- you really want this card in a x8 slot, but I think that's true of all of them: the Aquantia, the Intel and the Sonnet all perform better in a x8 capable slot (which means most probably an unused x16 slot as manufacturers don't usually make motherboards with x8 slots anymore - there might be some, but none I have seen lately).
- Make sure you set any 10G card for Jumbo frames in the macOS. If you leave it at automatic, it will always choose 1500 mtu and your throughput will be affected.
- Always use only Cat 6e or higher cables! It's true Cat 5e or Cat 6 might work (depending on the length), but why take a chance?
- Optionally, you can adjust your SMB settings by doing the following (got this from somewhere, can't remember where......):

Outgoing:
smbutil statshares -a
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server SigningRequired 0

Incoming
sudo -s
echo "[default]" >> /etc/nsmb.conf

echo "signing_required=no" >> /etc/nsmb.conf

exit


But this is the first 10G adapter that I know of that will work in a Mac or Hack with no flashing modifications required, no kexts required, no patches either! And remember, you get it from a good company with a decent reputation, with a warranty and some support. You get none of that with the Intel mod card or the modded Aquantia.

If you have 10.13.4 or greater, this adapter is literally plug and play.

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