If you are planning to shift on high speed wired internet like 100MB to 1 Gigabyte Connection. Then you need to use hardware that will compatible with your high speed wired internet connection. Thair are many companies that make network adapter chips but the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller is most selling and best to get full speed from your ethernet. We will discuss briefly Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller’s use it’s Error and how you can fix any error or problem which is commonly occurred with Network adapter chips.
What is Realtek & Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Realtek is a semiconduction manufacturer and distributor company which is located in Taiwan. They are making a huge number of microchips that are coming with new generation modern computers. Top of the list Realtek sound chipset and one of the most selling chipset products are Realtek network adapter chips which are produced by Realtek. Modern and new generation computer manufacturers are using Realtek PCIe GBE to make powerful spendable network compatible computers.
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller is the driver provided by manufacturer company Realtek. It is installed to connect LAN hardware and to start to work properly. Commonly problems are experiencing because of the driver in this hardware.
After installing Realtek PCIe GBE driver you can resolve the yellow exclamation error which appears in your device manager on Network or Ethernet adapter which is occurred because the driver is not installed.
If you are facing a problem with an internet connection. Or Realtek PCIe GBE error then you need to update your network adapter driver on a regular basis.
What Are Ethernet Drivers?
The Ethernet drivers are program packages that make the interaction between hardware and computer’s Local Area Network LAN port. The driver is enabled access to communicate with other computers PCs, to the internet and printers scanners or other devices that are connected with networking.
Generally, Windows operating system comes with generic drivers that allow and recognize the Ethernet component from the motherboard. But in order to enable all the features, you need to install a proper LAN driver program that enables all the access to the hardware. Also, it will collect all the necessary information and characteristics like manufacturer company name and it’s model.
System Requirement for Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
There are separate Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Drivers are available for each operating system and its version you can choose a specific driver according to your operating system and it’s version. But you need to check the requirement before download which is given below.
Win10 64bit and 32bit
Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 64bit and 32bit
Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 and Server Windows 2012 65it and 32bit
Supported Device By Models and Versions
Network Interface Controllers > 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet > PCI Express
Network Interface Controllers > 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet > PCI Express
Network Interface Controllers > 10/100M Fast Ethernet > PCI Express
Download Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Windows | Updated 5/January / 2020
DOS | Updated 5/January / 2020
|Driver File & Name||Size|
|2.5G PXE ROM Code||80 KB|
|GBE PXE ROM Code||171 KB|
|FE NDIS2 driver||37 KB|
|GBE NDIS2 driver||40 KB|
|2.5G NDIS2 driver||38 KB|
Realtek PCIe GBE Installation Instructions
Before start installing the Realtek PCIe GBE driver make sure to save your work and close all other applications that are running, Clear background applications from the taskbar before proceeding driver installation.
- Download the driver file in your computer download directory or you can use any other directory to save the file after download the driver.
- Now navigate the directory where you downloaded the driver file and double click on the file to start the installation process.
- On the administrator permission windows hit on the Yes button to begin the installation.
- Select a language which you wish to use in your system and click ok
- After this, you need to select your country where you live.
- Read the agreement and click on I agree and got next.
- After the installation, process complete click on finish.
- You must need to restart your system to implement installation properly.