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Realtek Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller - two ways of downloading and installing the driver


Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller is a Network Adapters hardware device. This Windows driver was developed by Realtek. In order to make sure you are downloading the exact right driver the hardware id is PCI/VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_01211854&REV_02.

1. How to manually install Realtek Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver


  1. Download the driver setup file for Realtek Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver from the link below. This download link is for the driver version 7.045.0516.2011 released on 2011-05-16.
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  3. Start the driver setup file from a Windows account with the highest privileges (rights). If your User Access Control Service (UAC) is running then you will have to confirm the installation of the driver and run the setup with administrative rights.
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  5. Go through the driver setup wizard, which should be pretty straightforward. The driver setup wizard will analyze your PC for compatible devices and will install the driver.
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  7. Shutdown and restart your PC and enjoy the updated driver, as you can see it was quite smple.
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This driver is digitally signed by Realtek.
Driver file size: 394306 bytes (385.06 KB)
This driver was installed by many users and received an average rating of 4 stars out of 45294 votes.
This driver is fully compatible with the following versions of Windows:

  • This driver works on Windows 2000 (5.0) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows XP (5.1) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Server 2003 (5.2) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Vista (6.0) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 7 (6.1) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8 (6.2) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8.1 (6.3) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 10 (10.0) 64 bits



2. How to use DriverMax to install Realtek Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver


The most important advantage of using DriverMax is that it will setup the driver for you in just a few seconds and it will keep each driver up to date, not just this one. How can you install a driver using DriverMax? Let's follow a few steps!

  1. Start DriverMax and click on the yellow button named ~SCAN FOR DRIVER UPDATES NOW~. Wait for DriverMax to analyze each driver on your PC.
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  3. Take a look at the list of available driver updates. Scroll the list down until you find the Realtek Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver. Click on Update.
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  5. That's all, the driver is now installed!
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