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Identify Your Wired Intel® Ethernet Adapter and Driver Version

Last Reviewed: 06-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000005584

See the following tools and how-to options to identify your wired Intel® Ethernet Adapter and driver.

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Intel® System Support Utility (Intel® SSU)

Intel® System Support Utility (Intel® SSU) is a standalone utility that performs a detailed scan of your computer system information and devices. Intel SSU produces an output file that you can save, view, and share.

Identify your Network Adapter and Driver information using Intel SSU.

  1. Download Intel SSU. Save the application to your system.
  2. Open the application and click Scan to view system and device information.

You can also save the scan to a file. Share the file with Intel Customer Support to help troubleshoot issues or answer questions.

See the Intel SSU Help Guide for more information.

Identify your adapter using the barcode label

If your network adapter plugs into your computer, the part number is on the barcode label. The part number is a six-digit number, followed by a hyphen and three more digits. The three-digit number after the hyphen is a minor revision number. You don't need it to identify your adapter.

Using this barcode example, the part number is 721383-006.


Find drivers and PBA numbers, product codes, and PCI device ID information for retail Intel® Ethernet Adapters

See the retail Intel® Ethernet Adapter PCI device ID and part number list.

Find your adapter name, driver version, and Intel® PROSet Software version in Windows*

Identify your network adapter and driver version on:

Find your adapter driver version and device name in Linux*

Choose a method to find your driver version and device name:

  • Download and run the Network Device and Driver Information Utility for Linux*.
  • Use manual directions to find the name of the network adapter. You must have permissions to run the commands in Linux.
    • Enter lspci -v | grep Ethernet -A 1.
    • The name of the adapter displays on the Subsystem line.
      • Example for Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter:

        # lspci -v | grep "Ethernet" -A 1
        02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
        02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter

  • Use manual directions to find the driver version:
    • Type ethtool -i ethx where ethx is the Ethernet port.
    • Read the driver name and version
      • Example for the first Ethernet port, eth0:

        # ethtool -i eth0
        driver: e1000
        version: 7.6.5-NAPI
        firmware-version: 5.6-2
        bus-info: 0000:02:00.0

  • To find a list of Ethernet port names and their hardware addresses:
    • Use the 'ip link' command from the iproute2 package.
      • Example:

        # ip link
        1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
        2: em0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000 link/ether 00:11:22:33:44:55 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

Adapter part number to driver identification

You can use the part number from your adapter to find the right driver. See the Intel® Mobile Ethernet Adapter Driver Identification Guide for lists linking the adapter part number to a driver.

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