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MSI Z97 G45 Gaming w/ E2205

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Hi,

First thing, just a big thanks to everyone here who has made installing Monterey possible, and the support I have received is awesome.

Quick intro, I had been trying to install Monterey on a Supermicro X10SAE motherboard but it would just not happen, I decided to change it and bought an MSI z97-g45 gaming motherboard that is working really well. Except for the E2205 onboard nic.

I thought getting it working would be just a a matter of installing the proper kext, but I had not completely read regarding issues with the kext, low and behold I find this:

Known Issues​

  • MSI Z97 G45 Gaming w/ E2205 must use release v2.1.0

I have been trying to get my hands on that version of the kext, but first I have not been able to find it, and second it seems to be a clover kext.

As I understand it, clover and OC kexts are not interchangeable, is this correct ?

Does anyone here have a copy of that version kext that works with OC ?

Can a clover kext be modified to work with OC ?

I know I can just buy a nic that works, but I am trying to use all the parts I have as much as possible.

Any help getting this Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller working is very welcome.

Thanks,

Manolo
 

Feartech

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Hi,

First thing, just a big thanks to everyone here who has made installing Monterey possible, and the support I have received is awesome.

Quick intro, I had been trying to install Monterey on a Supermicro X10SAE motherboard but it would just not happen, I decided to change it and bought an MSI z97-g45 gaming motherboard that is working really well. Except for the E2205 onboard nic.

I thought getting it working would be just a a matter of installing the proper kext, but I had not completely read regarding issues with the kext, low and behold I find this:

Known Issues​

  • MSI Z97 G45 Gaming w/ E2205 must use release v2.1.0

I have been trying to get my hands on that version of the kext, but first I have not been able to find it, and second it seems to be a clover kext.

As I understand it, clover and OC kexts are not interchangeable, is this correct ?

Does anyone here have a copy of that version kext that works with OC ?

Can a clover kext be modified to work with OC ?

I know I can just buy a nic that works, but I am trying to use all the parts I have as much as possible.

Any help getting this Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller working is very welcome.

Thanks,

Manolo
yes, you can use the same kexts on clover and opencore
 
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yes, you can use the same kexts on clover and opencore
Thanks !!! now I need to find a copy, I could not find past versions in the github repository.
 

Feartech

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Thanks !!!! where did you find it ???

I'll try it out now.

Manolo
 

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Thanks !!!! where did you find it ???

I'll try it out now.

Manolo
There is a website called Google where you can search for stuff..... :) :) :)
 
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I have been at it for a while !!!!!

But could not find it.
 

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There is a website called Google where you can search for stuff..... :) :) :)
Works like a charm !!!!! thanks again !!!!!!

My new Monterey setup, very stable works perfect !!

Thanks !!!!
 

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