I am having problems connecting my Arch to Raspberry Pi 3 via ethernet. I am having Realtek r8169. Though internet is working but when I connect it to my Raspberry Pi, it shows

wire connecting

The Ethernet and Raspberry Pi perfectly connects in windows. Ethernet light blinks on both the ports

the command

ip a

gives the following results

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: enp8s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether f0:76:1c:b5:90:5a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet6 fe80::2e3b:cf60:a682:b685/64 scope link noprefixroute 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
3: wlp9s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether ac:e0:10:22:88:e3 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global dynamic noprefixroute wlp9s0
       valid_lft 86215sec preferred_lft 86215sec
    inet6 fe80::31e8:7f66:951a:9c53/64 scope link noprefixroute 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever


ip r


default via dev wlp9s0 proto dhcp metric 600 dev wlp9s0 proto kernel scope link src metric 600

Wired Connecting: Like I said it keeps showing Wired connecting

and then

Auth failure

The cables are perfectly fine and works in my Windows 10. In my Linux when I attach cable to router (for internet) then plug it into Arch, it shows Wire Connected but when I plug one ned to Pi and other to my Arch it shows Wired connecting and then Auth Failure. In short, ethernet is working as it is tested on windows (router and Pi) and Linux (router) but unable to get connected to Raspberry Pi (on Arch)

I suppose DHCP server is not the problem as when connecting to router for internet via ethernet, IP is assigned

  • are you connecting the pi directly to the computer running Arch? does it have DHCP server on the port you're connecting to? Feb 15, 2021 at 22:07
  • Hello, do you like to give more details on a comment?
    – Ingo
    Feb 24, 2021 at 19:09

1 Answer 1


Here's how to create a direct ethernet connection, presuming the interface is up (if not ip link set enp8s0 up):1

ip addr add dev enp8s0
ip route add dev enp8s0 src

That's one side; the configuration is symmetrical, meaning doing the other side is exactly the same except you swap 42.1 for 42.2 and vice versa. You don't have to use 10.0.42.X, you can use anything from a "private network" range.

You should then be able to ping

This does not apply any port forwarding to share an internet connection (in the question it appears they already have that via wifi).

  1. What "up" refers to in that context:

    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP [...]
                                  ^ This                               ^ NOT this.

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