Networking Connectivity
Network Connectivity
How do I identify my wired Ethernet adapter and driver version?

To identify your wired Ethernet adapter and driver, choose from the following:

Intel® System Identification Utility
Identify Your Adapter using the Part Number Label
How to find you adapter name, driver version, and Intel® PROSet version in Microsoft Windows*
How to identify your adapter in Linux*
Adapter part number to driver identification

Intel® System Identification Utility (Intel® SIU)
Requirements:

  • Internet connection.
  • Run the utility on the computer being updated; the utility cannot be downloaded for offline use.

Run the Intel® System Identification Utility to automatically identify your adapter.

To use the utility, accept the licensing agreement when prompted. After you run the utility, click Advanced > Wired Network Information to see your product, driver version, and driver status.


Identify Your Adapter using the barcode label
If your network adapter plugs into your computer, the part number, is on the barcode label. This is a six-digit number, followed by a hyphen, and three more digits. The three-digit number following the hyphen is a minor revision number, and is not needed to identify your adapter.

Using this barcode example, the part number is 721383-006.

100p

How to find your adapter name, driver version, and Intel® PROSet version in Microsoft Windows*
Identify your network adapter and driver version on Windows XP* or Windows Server 2003*
Identify your network adapter and driver version on Windows Vista*
Identify your network adapter and driver version on Windows 7*

How to find your adapter driver version and device name in Linux*
Choose from the following options for finding your driver version and device name:

  • Download and run this Linux* shell script utility: Network Device and Driver Information Utility for Linux*
  • Manual directions for finding the name of the network adapter (You must have permissions to run these 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

  • Manual directions for finding 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

Adapter part number to driver identification
You can use the part number from your adapter to find the right driver. The links below direct you to lists linking the adapter part number to a driver.

Intel® PRO/10, PRO/10+, Ethernet Express TokenRing Network Adapters (Wired, not Mobile)
Intel® Mobile Ethernet Adapter Driver Identification Guide
Xircom® Mobile Adapters (Wired, not wireless)

Related topics
Historical driver and software version numbers
Intel® Wireless LAN (WiFi) Products
Xircom® Wireless LAN Products

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
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
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-LR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
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
Intel® Gigabit VT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 Intelligent Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 ISA Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 Smart Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel® PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Intel® PRO/100+ Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
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
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100B Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-008441
Last Modified: 04-Aug-2014
Date Created: 18-Jan-2004
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