The Ethernet controller drivers are also called device drivers or software driver. They are small computer programs that are very important in the operation of computers. All the computer hardware including the Ethernet card has a device driver that constantly communicates with the computer’s operating system.
The Ethernet Controller drivers let the operating system use the Ethernet card which in turn let you to use the Ethernet card as well. If you need to install a device driver specifically Ethernet controller driver on your computer with Windows XP as you operating system, you must know which driver to choose and how to install it.
First is to determine the make and also the model number of your Ethernet card. You can find the details on the original user’s manual included when you first bought your computer or from the company website of your computer brand or by opening the computer case and finding your Ethernet card.
Next is to open your browser and go to the website of your computer’s Ethernet card manufacturer. For example, you found out that your Ethernet card is Dell so basically Dell is the manufacturer. You must go to the main website of Dell’s Company. Ethernet controller drivers depend on the manufacturer of Ethernet card or computer operating system.
At the search box on the website of the manufacturer, type in your Ethernet card’s model number. Click the “Search” and the product page for your Ethernet card’s make and model will be displayed on the monitor screen. Scroll down and look for the section of downloads.
Click on the newest version link of the device driver of your Ethernet card and your operating system.
Download that file to your computer. Wait for the download to finish. Once it is done, exit your Web browser.
Find your downloaded file on your computer and right click it. Open it and click the extract from the box that will open on your screen. This process will install the Ethernet controller driver on your computer. Depending on the Ethernet controller drivers, you will be asked to restart your computer. Restarting your computer will allow the Ethernet device to function well.
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