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FAQ: Intel® Ethernet Driver and Software Versions

How can I tell if I already have the latest driver?

The version number on the Intel® network software downloads are different than the installed driver versions. What do the version numbers on the downloads mean?

Why do you frequently release new Intel® Ethernet software?

Why are there so many different driver versions inside each of the software downloads?

How can I tell which software collection version I have installed?

How can I tell if I already have the latest driver?
You can use the Utilitaire Intel® de mise à jour des pilotes to figure out if your drivers are up-to-date. The utility works well for retail products, but some of the devices with "Intel" in the name are components supported by computer system manufacturers. If you have one of the devices supported by the computer system manufacturer, the utility might not identify the device as an Intel device. For these adapters, download the manufacturer software that was validated with your system.

You can manually find your drivers and software in Download Center if Utilitaire Intel® de mise à jour des pilotes does not work for you.

The version number on the Intel® network software downloads are different from the installed driver versions. What do the version numbers on the downloads mean?
The version number on the files you download are a release number that represents a collection of drivers and software for Intel® Ethernet adapters. The release version number does not exactly match any of the version numbers for the individual files. The release version number is a convenient way to reference the latest collection of drivers and software.

Why do you frequently release new Intel Ethernet software?
The reason there are so many software releases is because Intel is constantly adding support for new products. Most of the time, there is no reason to install a new software release for Intel Ethernet adapters because there were no changes made that would have a significant effect on your experience. The biggest exception is when you buy a new Intel Ethernet adapter. When you install a new adapter, you cannot use software versions that are older than the adapter.

Why are there so many driver versions inside each of the software downloads?
The software collections have drivers and software for many adapter families. Each family of adapters require their own unique drivers. Different NDIS* driver versions require different versions of Windows. When you download and run the file, Windows* uses information files to assign the correct drivers and software, and installs them automatically. If the driver version for your Intel Ethernet adapter does not change, then you are using the latest driver for your adapter.

How do I find the version of the drivers and software collection I have installed?
If you have Intel® PROSet installed, look on the Link Speed tab of your network adapter properties for the version number. The version number of Intel PROSet closely matches the version release number of the collection. Sometimes Intel PROSet has a longer number, but the first digits match. For example, Intel PROSet, version 14.5 .1.0, was part of the version 14.5 release.

Related topics
Where is Intel® PROSet and what is it?
How do I identify my Intel® Network Adapter and drivers?
What is new in the latest Intel® Ethernet Software release?
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This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server
Carte réseau Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server
Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series
Carte réseau convergé Ethernet Intel® X540-T1
Carte réseau convergé Ethernet Intel® X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710 Series
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 Series
Carte réseau Intel® I210-T1 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® I340-T4 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® I340-T4 pour serveurs
Carte serveur Ethernet Intel® I350-F2
Carte serveur Ethernet Intel® I350-F4
Carte serveur Ethernet Intel® I350-T2
Carte serveur Ethernet Intel® I350-T4
carte réseau Intel® pour serveurs, série X520
Carte réseau Intel® X520-DA2 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® X520-LR1 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® X520-SR1 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® X520-SR2 pour serveurs
Carte Ethernet Intel® X520-T2 Server
Carte réseau Intel® Gigabit CT pour PC de bureau
Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 Intelligent pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 M pour PC de bureau
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 S pour PC de bureau
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 S Management
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 S pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 VE pour PC de bureau
Connexion réseau Intel® PRO/100 VE
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100 VM
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100+
Carte réseau 2 ports Intel® PRO/100+ pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100+ Management
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100+ pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 CT
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 F pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 GT pour PC de bureau
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 MF pour serveur
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 MF pour serveur (LX)
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 MT pour PC de bureau
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 MT pour serveurs
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 PF pour serveurs
Connexion réseau Intel® PRO/1000 PM
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 PT pour PC de bureau
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 PT pour serveurs
Cartes réseau Intel® PRO/1000 T pour PC de bureau
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 T pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 XF pour serveurs
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/1000 XT pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/100B
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/10GbE LR pour serveurs
Carte réseau Intel® PRO/10GbE SR pour serveurs
Solution ID: CS-030901
Last Modified: 17-Nov-2014
Date Created: 20-Sep-2009
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