Re: DHCP stopped working on RTL8168/8111

From: Morgan_Wesström <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 22:43:24 UTC
On 2022-11-30 23:14, Peter Gibbs wrote:
>> re0: watchdog timeout

It seems you're hitting this old bug which is still open after 10 years:

The bug states there's a Realtek driver in Ports that doesn't experience this 
issue but I have never tested it. I tend to stay away from Realtek's NICs in 
computers I want to run 24/7.

AFAIK, with the native driver you need to power cycle the NIC when this happens.