Networking Connectivity
Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Support for Intel® 82579LM and 82579V Gigabit Network Connection

Where can I get drivers?
Download generic drivers for Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

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" (for example, 82579LM 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® 82579LM Network Connection
  • Intel® 82579V 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.


This applies to:

Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Solution ID: CS-032239
Last Modified: 17-Nov-2014
Date Created: 20-Jan-2011