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Open Source Driver for Intel onboard LAN, developed by Mieze.
- 5 Series - 82578LM - 82578LC - 82578DM - 82578DC - 6 and 7 Series - 82579LM - 82579V - 8 and 9 Series - I217LM - I217V - I218LM - I218V - I218LM2 - I218V2 - I218LM3 - 100 Series - I219V - I219LM - I219V2 - I219LM2 - I219LM3
# IntelMausiEthernet OS X driver for Intel onboard LAN A few days before Christmas I started my latest project, a new driver for recent Intel onboard LAN controllers. My intention was not to replace hnak's AppleIntelE1000e.kext completely but to deliver best performance and stability on recent hardware. That's why I dropped support for a number of older NICs. Currently the driver supports: - 5 Series - 82578LM - 82578LC - 82578DM - 82578DC - 6 and 7 Series - 82579LM - 82579V - 8 and 9 Series - I217LM - I217V - I218LM - I218V - I218LM2 - I218V2 - I218LM3 - 100 Series - I219V - I219LM - I219V2 - I219LM2 - I219LM3 Key Features of the Driver - Support for multisegment packets relieving the network stack of unnecessary copy operations when assembling packets for transmission. - No-copy receive and transmit. Only small packets are copied on reception because creating a copy is more efficient than allocating a new buffer. - TCP, UDP and IPv4 checksum offload (receive and transmit). - Support for TCP/IPv6 and UDP/IPv6 checksum offload. - Makes use of the chip's TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) feature with IPv4 and IPv6 in order to reduce CPU load while sending large amounts of data. - Fully optimized for Yosemite and Mavericks (64bit architecture) but should work with Mountain Lion and Lion too, provided you build from source with the 10.8 or 10.7 SDK. - Support for Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE). - VLAN support is implemented but untested as I have no need for it. - The driver is published under GPLv2.