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



This download installs version 3.5.1 of the e1000e Linux* Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Intel® Gigabit Network Connections for PCI Express*.

Available Downloads

  • Linux*
  • Size: 302.6 KB
  • SHA1: 0F038D944A01F439B694AA998AB0E93C8AD6DE19

Detailed Description

What's new

  • Fix build on newer kernels (4.19+)
  • Backport to upstream: e1f65b0d70(e1000e: allow non-monotonic SYSTIM readings)
  • Initial support for the following devices:

Ethernet Connection (11) I219-LM

Ethernet Connection (11) I219-V

Ethernet Connection (12) I219-LM

Ethernet Connection (12) I219-V

  • Added support for PCIm function state:
    Due to commit: 5d8682588605 ("[misc] mei: me: allow runtime
    pm for platform with D0i3")

When disconnecting the cable and reconnecting it, the NIC enters DMoff state. This caused wrong link indication and duplex mismatch. This bug is decribed in:
Checking PCIm function state and performing PHY reset in watchdog task solves this issue.


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