Networking Connectivity
Network Connectivity
Test for Specific Genuine Intel® Network Adapters in PCI Express* Slots

Symptom(s):

Intel no longer provides interactive support for Intel® Network Adapters check utility via telephone, e-mail, or chat, nor will Intel provide any future software updates to support new operating systems.

THIS INFORMATION IS FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE Terms of use.

Note The Yottamark* authentication label can be used to verify the authenticity of Intel® Ethernet Adapters.

The Intel® Network Adapters check utility tests for the presence of specific genuine Intel® Network Adapters installed in PCI Express* slots.

The utility tests only the following adapters:

  • 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® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Low Profile Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter

The Intel Network Adapters check utility is for Windows XP*, Windows Server 2003*, Windows Vista*, and Windows Server 2008*.

The utility is not for Windows 2000* or earlier versions of Windows.

Solution:

The Intel® Network Adapters check utility is available to verify specific PCI Express* based Intel Network Adapters as genuine. This utility does not test PCI or PCI-x adapters or LAN on motherboard (built-in) connections.

Steps for downloading and using Intel Network Adapters check

  1. Download the file associated with your operating system:
    For Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, and Server 2008 (32-bit)*
    For Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008 & 2008 R2, x64 Editions*
    For Windows Server 2003, 2008, & 2008 R2* for Intel® Itanium® Processor Based Systems
  2. Save the file to your computer. (Or choose "Run" when prompted for the download if you do not want to save a copy of the utility.) Note the location of the saved file.
  3. Run adaptchk.exe to test for the presence of genuine Intel Network Adapters installed in PCI Express slots.
  4. A message reflecting the results of the verification check is displayed.

Note This utility does not install a program on your computer. You must run adaptchk.exe from where you saved it on your computer.
Note This utility does not test PCI/PCI-X adapters or LAN on motherboard (built-in) connections.
Related topics
Yottamark* sticker on Intel® Network Adapters/TD>

This applies to:

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® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server 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

Solution ID: CS-023727
Last Modified: 28-Oct-2014
Date Created: 28-Nov-2006
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