REALTEK GbE FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 32/64-bit / Windows Vista/Server 2008 32/64-bit / Windows 7 32/64-bit
May 5 2011
REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver 5.663.1212.2006 whql New General Description The Realtek RTL8169SC (L) NIC Gigabit Ethernet controllers (RTL8169SC (128 QFP) & RTL8169SCL (128 LQFP)) combine a triple-speed IEEE 802.3 Media Access Controller (MAC) with a triple-speed Ethernet transceiver, 32-bit PCI bus controller, and embedded memory. With state-of-the-art DSP technology and mixed-mode signal technology, they offer high-speed transmission over CAT 5 UTP cable or CAT 3 UTP (10Mbps only) cable. Functions such as Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction, polarity correction, adaptive Equalization, cross-talk cancellation, echo cancellation, timing recovery, and error correction are performed to provide robust transmission and reception capability at high speeds. The devices support the PCI v2.3 bus interface for host communications with power management and are compliant with the IEEE 802.3 specification for 10/100Mbps Ethernet and IEEE 802.3ab specification for 1000Mbps Ethernet. They also support an auxiliary power auto-detect function and will automatically configure the bits of the PCI power management registers in PCI configuration. They support the Advanced Configuration Power Management Interface (ACPI) - power management for modern operating systems that are capable of Operating System directed Power Management (OSPM) - to achieve the most efficient power management possible. PCI Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) is also supported. In addition to the ACPI feature, the RTL8169SC (L) support remote wake-up (including AMD Magic Packet, Re-LinkOk and Microsoft Wake-up frame) in both ACPI and APM (Advanced Power Management) environments. The LWAKE pin provides four different output signals including active high, active low, positive pulse and negative pulse. The versatility of the LWAKE pin provides motherboards with Wake-On-LAN (WOL) functionality. To support WOL from a deep power down state (eg D3cold, that is the main switch off and only auxiliary exists), the additional power source must be capable of the required power for the RTL8169SC (L). The RTL8169SC (L) is fully compatible with Microsoft NDIS5 (IP, TCP, UDP) Checksum and Segmentation Task Offload capabilities and supports IEEE 802 IP Layer 2 priority encoding and 802.1Q Virtual bridged Local Area Network (VLAN). The above features contribute to lowering CPU utilization, especially benefiting performance when running on a network server. Also, the devices boost their performance by supporting PCI-PCI Memory Read Line & Memory Read Multiple when transmitting, and the memory write and Invalidate when receiving. In order to better qualify for the server, the RTL8169SC (L) support the PCI Dual Address Cycle (DAC) command when the assigned buffers are higher on a physical memory address than 4 gigabytes. Features * Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver * Auto-Negotiation with Next page capability Supports PCI rev.2.3, 32-bit, 33/66MHz * Supports pair swap / polarity / skew correction * Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction * Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support * Microsoft NDIS5 Checksum Offload (IP, TCP, UDP) and large send offload * Supports Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x) * Fully compatible with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab Priority Encoding * Supports IEEE 802.1p Layer 2 * Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging * Serial EEPROM * 3.3/1.8/1.5V signaling, 5V PCI I / O tolerant * 0.15 m CMOS process * Send / Receive FIFO (8K/64K) support * Supports power down / link down power saving mode Supports PCI Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) * 128-pin QFP for RTL8169SC and 128-pin LQFP package for RTL8169SCL It is strongly recommended to have the latest driver version available. Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay on the latest drivers, software and games booth. Try a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or no longer supported.