Category: Network and Modems
Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.8 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000 and XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.1998 A / 31st March 2008
The Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) modem package provides the driver for this device in the operating system and the notebook models that are supported. It ensures an additional support for the operating system of Windows Vista with SP1 (Service Pack 1). Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) has enhanced the rate of transfer for notebooks that have low-end CPUs. The latest driver version for this device is 188.8.131.527 and it is recommendable to use it to ensure that the functions of the devices are used in a better and easier manner. Older driver versions create device conflicts and errors in the network. The right driver for the modem device should be chosen and Windows backup should be done every time the driver requires to be updated. Updates are recommended whenever there is improper functioning of the device.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The drivers for Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) modem device are installed by first downloading the file from the manufacturers site and saving it son the computer before proceeding to unzip. The modem device is then connected to the computer followed by right clicking on My Computer and a click on Properties. The next step is proceeding to the Hardware tab where a click on the button for Device Manager finds the new modem device on the device category. The new modem device should be double clicked and the button for Reinstall Driver pressed. Install should be selected from the specific location and check Include Location before clicking the Browse button for the Realtek driver to be selected. The Next button is clicked to proceed and the Finish button to end the installation. The new modem device should be seen in a net form inside the Device Manager. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) errors before installing any driver updates.