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Upgrade the Ethernet chip?

Discussion in 'Logitech Revue' started by Tiezane, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Tiezane

    Tiezane New Member

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    So, in looking into the specs, I see the Revue is using an RTL8201N for the wired ethernet. According to Realtek, on their site, www[.]realtek[.]com[.]tw[/]products[/]productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=13&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=137 the 8201N is pin-for-pin compatible with the RTL8211B which is a Gigabit capable chip. I'm assuming changing these out (aside from skill with soldering/desoldering SMDs) would probably require a new driver. I'm wondering if anyone has/plans to try making this kind of change? Would it work? I would love to have Gigabit on my Revue instead of just 10/100.
     
  2. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody has offered any first hand insight, my thought is it would be a waste of time and result in a Revue with no working ethernet port at best and possibly a Revue that does't work period after a failed attempt. I think this type of modification isn't anything a skilled technician would bother with but the average guy who doesn't know better might.
     

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