Atheros - ALXEthernet Shailua's port of the Qualcomm Atheros alx Ethernet Linux driver.
Atheros OSX driver originally coded by Shailua based on “Unified alx driver strategy attempt for Linux and FreeBSD”, at https://github.com/erikarn/alx with additions by Zephiris.
ALXEthernet.kext works with the following models.
AR8131 AR8132 AR8151 AR8152 AR8161 AR8162 AR8171 AR8172
v 1.0.3 Displaying actual adapter model in System Profiler instead of “ALX Ethernet Driver” Displaying ‘ethernet” in name field instead of adapter model Fixed memory allocation and which lead to freezing Number of RX/TX descriptors reduced due to latency reasons v 1.0.2 Bug fixes that should help clean up memory allocation problems at boot time VLAN is now possible for anyone that needs it, but I've only tested it minimally v 1.0.1 Bug fixes and refinements. Manually setting the link speed should work properly now and might be an option if auto negotiation is causing issues. The link watchdog timer should generally be working better now. Changed some Linux code that was automatically enabling MSI-X interrupts on newer chips. v 1.0.0 The initial release. Don't be fooled, it's likely very unstable!
Intel PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controllers driver for macOS.
AppleIntelE1000e.kext Supports the following Chipsets
Intel® 82571 Intel® 82572 Intel® 82573 Intel® 82574 Intel® 82578 Intel® 82579 Intel® 82583 ICH8 ICH9 ICH10 80003ES2, etc.
Disables AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext & AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext to prevent kernel panic without proper HPET DSDT edits.
This kext is required for Legacy BIOS-based systems, Mostly not required for UEFI based BIOS but in some rare cases this is required even in UEFI BIOS.
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext & AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext may cause kernel panic, No HPETs available CPU(s) configured incorrectly errors. Installing NullCPUPowerManagement.kext will fix this kernel panic.
Contains basic kexts to fix still waiting for root device error
AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleNForceATA.kext ApplePCIIDE.kext ATAPortInjector.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext SuperVIAATA.kext For more details read: Debugging Still Waiting For Root Device