Networking Connectivity
Network Connectivity
Adapter compatibility and feature support for Windows Vista*

Windows Vista* does not support the following devices:

  • Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter
  • Intel® Gigabit VT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® 82575EB Gigabit Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
    Note The Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter does support Windows Vista.
  • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit KX4 Network Connection
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit SR Dual Port Express Module
  • Intel® Ethernet ExpressModule X520-P2
  • Intel® 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
  • Intel® Ethernet Mezzanine Adapter X520-KX4-2
  • Intel® Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4 Mezz
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit BR KX4 Dual Port Network Connection

Known Issues

Unexpected reboot on driver update
If a direct Cache Access (DCA)-capable device has registered with the QuickData driver to perform DCA, the driver will not unload. When the QuickData driver is updated, the operating system will force a reboot.

Bug checks and system instability when passing traffic with misconfigured Jumbo Packets setting
If you are experiencing bug checks or system instability when passing traffic, please check your Jumbo Packet settings. If Jumbo Packets are not configured correctly, a mis-sized packet may be sent to the affected system. This results in the bug checks and system instability.

Team is passing traffic, but the Network Utilization is 0%
Under Windows Vista, the networking tab of the Windows Task Manager displays 0% Network Utilization. This is a reporting issue that does not affect functionality.

Uninstall does not uninstall driver
When the drivers are uninstalled on Microsoft* Windows Vista, the operating system immediately re-installs the in-box drivers. This will cause a number to be appended to the device's displayed name.

Related Links

Program Compatibility Assistant appears after driver installation attempt

Install options are blank after running PROSETDX in Windows Vista

Operating System:

Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista Starter, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista *, Windows Vista 32*

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® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
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 MT Desktop 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 Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-023749
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 30-Nov-2006
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