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Support for the Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Last Reviewed: 05-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000005658

Where can I get drivers?

You can download generic drivers for Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

The software drivers are generic versions and serve general purposes. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging. To avoid potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, we recommend that you check with your OEM. We suggest that you use the software provided via your system manufacturer.

See Computer Manufacturer Support websites for support information on OEMs and software/driver downloads.

Intel or the computer OEM may not provide technical support for all issues with usage of the generic version of software drivers.


Where can I get technical support?

Computer vendors provide technical support. See Intel® Desktop Board or Intel® Server Board support for more information.

We develop network components used in motherboards and network adapters sold by OEMs such as Dell, HP, Gateway, or IBM. The OEM supports network connections built into OEM motherboards or network adapters. We don't provide support for OEM integrated network connections, mobile connections, or OEM adapters.

OEMs support network components listed as a "Network Connection" (for example, Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection).


Does this information apply to my network connection?

The information applies to the below network connections:

  • Intel® 82579LM Network Connection
  • Intel® 82579V Network Connection

Where can I find product briefs, datasheets, application notes, design guides, and other resources for developers?

See product information on Intel® Ethernet Controllers.

We offer a complete line of single- and multi-port 10 gigabit, gigabit, and fast Intel Ethernet Controllers with integrated MAC and PHY for high performance, low-power consumption, and a smaller footprint. Intel Ethernet Controllers offering 10 Gbps, 1 Gbps, and 100 Mbps network connections, PCI Express* (PCIe*), PCI, PCI-X, or LCI bus interfaces, 16-, 32-, or 64-bit architecture enable faster, smaller, and simpler designs.