Identify Your Wired Intel® Ethernet Adapter and Driver Version

Last Reviewed: 22-Mar-2017
Article ID: 000005584

Select any of the following options to identify your wired Intel® Ethernet Adapter and driver.

Click or the topic for details:

Scan with the 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.

How to 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.

Look at the barcode label on your adapter to find the part number

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.


Identify your driver using the adapter part number

You can use the part number from your adapter (see description for how to do this above) to find the right driver. See the Intel® Mobile Ethernet Adapter Driver Identification Guide for lists linking the adapter part number to a driver.

Check the list of part numbers and device IDs

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

Check the PCI Device ID and Part Number List.

Use Windows* to find your adapter name, driver version, and Intel® PROSet Software version

Identify your network adapter and driver version on:

Use Linux* to find your adapter driver version and device name

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

Related topic
Intel® wireless LAN (WiFi) products

This article applies to:

Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710-BM1
Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710-BM2
Intel® Ethernet Controller X710-BM2
Intel® Ethernet Controller X540-AT2
Intel® 82567 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Intel® 82567 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8920