Fix for Intel cards with broken EEPROM / e100 driver
open terminal (gnome alt+f2) and type the following command
sudo bash -c ‘echo "options e100 eeprom_bad_csum_allow=1" >> /etc/modprobe.d/options'
echo "options e100 eeprom_bad_csum_allow=1" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/options
should work though.ethernet cards are loaded from initrd so you need to update that to get it on boot time
sudo update-initramfs -u
Now you need to reboot your system
thanx a lot for the post. it was really helpful. i’m having serious problems wit my e100 network card. te mac addres keeps changing to FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF frequently. i used to use netdiag to fix this problem. but now somehow its not working. it displays that its writing to the network card but does not. pls do help me.