Where can I get drivers?
Download generic drivers for Intel® 82566 Gigabit Ethernet PHY.
The software drivers linked from this page are generic versions, and can be used for general purposes. However, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, Intel recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided via your system manufacturer. Intel or the computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.
Where can I get technical support?
Technical support is provided by the computer vendor. You can use the links below for Intel® Desktop board and Intel® Server board support information.
Intel® Desktop Board support
Intel® Server Board support
Intel develops network components used in motherboards and network adapters sold by OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers such as Dell*, HP*, Gateway*, or IBM*). Network connections that are built into the motherboard or network adapters sold by an OEM will be supported by the OEM. Intel will not provide support for OEM integrated network connections, mobile connections or OEM adapters.
Network components listed as a "Network Connection" (e.g. Intel® 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection) are supported by your OEM.
Does this information apply to my network connection?
This page applies to the following network connections:
- Intel® 82566DM Network Connection
- Intel® 82566DC Network Connection
- Intel® 82566MM Network Connection
- Intel® 82566MC Network Connection
- Intel® 82566DM-2 Network Connection
- Intel® 82566DC-2 Network Connection
Where can I find product briefs, datasheets, application notes, design guides, and other resources for developers?
Product information on Intel® Ethernet controllers.
Intel offers a complete line of industry-leading, single- and multi-port 10 gigabit, gigabit, and fast Ethernet controllers with integrated MAC and PHY, providing high performance, low power consumption, and a smaller footprint. 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, Intel produces Ethernet controllers that enable faster, smaller, and simpler designs.
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