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Learn If Windows 8* Supports Your Intel® Ethernet Adapter


Last Reviewed: 21-Sep-2017
Article ID: 000005809

Included in the table are all retail (boxed) versions of Intel® Ethernet Adapters and the type of driver support they have for Windows 8*.
 

Intel® Ethernet Adapters with driver support for Windows 8*

Description In Box Support1 Full
Support2
10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapters:
  • Intel® PRO/100 Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 S Advanced Management 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 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter alert on LAN 2 adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter with Alert on LAN
  • Intel® PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter (PILA8470B)
Yes No
PCI and PCI-X* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters:
  • 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 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Desktop Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
Yes No
  • Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
No No
PCI-Express* Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Adapters:
  • 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® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T2
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
Yes Yes
  • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
No Yes
  • 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
Yes Yes3
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Yes No
PCI-X* 10GbE (10 Gbps Ethernet Adapters):
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
  • Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter
No No
PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters with Intel® 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller:
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
Yes Yes3
PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller:
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network X520-T2
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network X520 Series
Yes Yes
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network X520-QDA1
No Yes
PCI-Express* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with Intel® Ethernet Controller X540:
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
  • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Yes Yes

1In-box support

  • Driver and software updates are not planned for adapters with only in-box support. These adapters cannot be updated using automated or manual methods.
  • Intel® PROSet for Windows* Device Manager and Advanced Network Services (ANS) driver for teaming and VLANS are not included with in-box support.
  • You might be able to add an adapter with in-box support to a team using multi-vendor teaming (MVT). See the user guide for MVT considerations.

2Full support

3Driver not certified

  • Intel is providing these drivers as a convenience to customers who want to use older devices with Windows 8* or Windows Server 2012*. Although these drivers are certified for Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008 R2*, they are not certified for Windows 8 and or Windows Server 2012. These drivers have not had the exhaustive level of testing usually done by Intel.
  • Intel has tested basic installation and functionality in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 including advanced features such as teaming and configuring VLANs. Intel does not plan to certify drivers for these devices for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Intel recommends that users who plan to use Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 use newer devices with certified drivers.
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This article applies to:

Active Products

Intel® Ethernet Controller X550-BT2
Intel® Ethernet Controller X550-AT2
Intel® NetportExpress Print Servers
Legacy Intel® Networking Adapters

Discontinued Products

Intel® NetportExpress™ 10 and 10/100 Print Servers
Intel® NetportExpress™ PRO and PRO/100 Print Servers