Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux* - FINAL RELEASE



This download installs version 3.8.4 of the e1000e Linux* Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Intel® Gigabit Network Connections for PCI Express*. - Final Release

Available Downloads

  • OS Independent, Linux*
  • Size: 311.6 KB
  • SHA1: 4696BBE30E959C5A1BD006BE066358FF5FE76464

Detailed Description

What's new

  • Added a fix to s0ix flow to support cable connected case.
  • Initial support for the following devices:
      Ethernet Connection (13) I219-LM
      Ethernet Connection (13) I219-V
      Ethernet Connection (14) I219-LM
      Ethernet Connection (14) I219-V
      Ethernet Connection (15) I219-LM
      Ethernet Connection (15) I219-V
      Ethernet Connection (16) I219-LM
      Ethernet Connection (16) I219-V
      Ethernet Connection (17) I219-LM
      Ethernet Connection (17) I219-V
  • Backport to upstream: 0290bd291c (netdev: pass the stuck queue to the timeout handle)
  • Backport to upstream: b0ddfe2bb2 (intel: correct return from set features callback) 
  • Backport to upstream: ee2e80c194 (e1000e: Use dev_get_drvdata where possible)
  • Backport to upstream: a702381940 (e1000e: Use rtnl_lock to prevent race conditions between net and pci/pm)
  • Backport to upstream: daee5598e4 (e1000e: Drop unnecessary __E1000_DOWN bit twiddling)
  • Backport to upstream: 12299132b3 (net: ethernet: intel: Demote MTU change prints to debug)
  • Backport to upstream: c557a4b3f7 (e1000e: Use netdev_info instead of pr_info for link messages)


This driver includes support for the Intel® Itanium® 2-based and the Intel® EM64T system. This release supports the latest 2.4 series kernel as well as 2.6.x and 3.x versions.

e1000e.x.x.x.tar.gz is designed to work with the Intel® 82563/82566/82567 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, Intel® 82571/82572/82573/82574/82577/82578/82579/82583 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, and I217/I218 controllers under Linux*. The latest version and earlier versions of this driver are available from SourceForge*.

If your adapter/connection is not 82563, 82566, 82567, 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82577, 82578, 82579, or 82583-based, you should use one of the following drivers:

  • igb-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 82575, 82576, 82580, I350, I210, or I211-based Gigabit Network Adapters/Connections
  • e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 8254x-based PCI and PCI-X Gigabit Network Adapters/Connections

See the readme notes for installation instructions, supported hardware, what is new, bug fixes, and known issues.

About Intel® drivers

The driver or software for your Intel® component might have been changed or replaced by the computer manufacturer. We recommend you work with your computer manufacturer before installing our driver so you don’t lose features or customizations.

See a list of computer manufacturer support websites

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