Realtek is a company that manufactures semiconductor chips, which can be found in a wide variety of popular network controllers and audio/video cards. Some of Realtek’s most popular products today include the RTL8197F/RTL8198F/RTL8198D chip which is found in many common Wi-Fi routers. Another example is the RTD2851/RTD2873 smart TV chip, supporting many of the latest video/audio technologies. Realtek also develops drivers for the very popular AC’97 audio codec.
Tech Tip: Updating drivers manually requires some computer skills and patience. A faster and easier option is to use the Driver Update Utility for RealTek to scan your system for free. The utility tells you which specific drivers are out-of-date for all of your devices.
To get the latest driver, including Windows 10 drivers, you can choose from a list of most popular RealTek downloads. Click the download button next to the matching model name. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.
If your driver is not listed and you know the model name or number of your RealTek device, you can use it to search our driver archive for your RealTek device model. Simply type the model name and/or number into the search box and click the Search button. You may see different versions in the results. Choose the best match for your PC and operating system.
If you don’t know the model name or number, you can start to narrow your search down by choosing which category of RealTek device you have (such as Printer, Scanner, Video, Network, etc.). Start by selecting the correct category from our list of RealTek Device Drivers by Category.
Need more help finding the right driver? You can request a driver and we will find it for you. We employ a team from around the world. They add hundreds of new drivers to our site every day.
Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for RealTek. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you - automatically.
RealTek updates their drivers regularly. To get the latest Windows 10 driver, you may need to go to RealTek website to find the driver for to your specific Windows version and device model.
After you download your new driver, then you have to install it. To install a driver in Windows, you will need to use a built-in utility called Device Manager. It allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.
In Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager
In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager
In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button
Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
Select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.
In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.
Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.
If you are having trouble installing your driver, you should use the Driver Update Utility for RealTek. It is a software utility that automatically finds, downloads and installs the right driver for your system. You can even backup your drivers before making any changes, and revert back in case there were any problems.
Try it now to safely update all of your drivers in just a few clicks. Once you download and run the utility, it will scan for out-of-date or missing drivers:
When the scan is complete, the driver update utility will display a results page showing which drivers are missing or out-of-date. You can update individual drivers, or all of the necessary drivers with one click.
For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.
|RealTek Driver Update Utility||DriverFinderInstall.exe||269 KB||192,150||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8168 8111 PCI E Gigabit Ethernet NIC Driver||Realtek_RTL816... ver.zip||1.3 MB||29,939||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RTL818x Wireless LAN Driver||RealTek_RTL818... ver.zip||2.1 MB||31,139||Free Download >>|
|Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver||WDM_A406.rar||14.6 MB||70,798||Free Download >>|
|Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver||Realtek_Sound.exe||19.5 MB||351,637||Free Download >>|
|RealTek AC'97 Audio Codec for ALC880 DriverALC882 DriverALC883 DriverALC885 DriverALC888 DriverALC889 DriverALC861VC DriverALC861VD DriverALC655 DriverALC660 DriverALC662 Driver ALC260 DriverALC262 DriverALC267,ALC268 DriverALC269 and quite a few more Driver||WDM_A404.exe||18.5 MB||331,771||Free Download >>|
|Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA686/8231 Audio Controller Driver||AC97-5.10.00.6200.zip||31.7 MB||3,146||Free Download >>|
|Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11a/b/g Wireless Device Driver||REALTEK_RTL818... -2k.rar||6.1 MB||12,241||Free Download >>|
|Realtek ALC880(D) @ Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1] Driver||WDM_R184.exe||14.6 MB||112,386||Free Download >>|
|Webcam Driver||realtek_web_ca... ver.zip||17.4 MB||470||Free Download >>|
|RTL8188CUS Driver||n/a||RTL8188CUS_MacOS10.4.zip||2.7 MB||1,703||Free Download >>|
|SiS191 Ethernet Device Driver||sgl205.zip||5.2 MB||43,514||Free Download >>|
|High Definition Audio Driver||n/a||Realtek_HD_Aud... 541.exe||131.5 MB||598||Free Download >>|
|RTL8191SE Driver||RTL8191SE-8192... ess.zip||28.0 MB||7,825||Free Download >>|
|High Definition Audio Driver||Realtek_HD_Aud... 0.4.zip||86.3 MB||4,999||Free Download >>|
|VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver||VIALAN8201_34100426.zip||7.2 MB||75,328||Free Download >>|
|Location 65535 Driver||Audio_Driver.rar||13.0 MB||2,360||Free Download >>|
|RTL8188/8191/8192 Driver||RTL8188_8191_8... 1.L.rar||16.6 MB||6,553||Free Download >>|
|Webcam Driver||n/a||realtek_web_ca... ver.zip||20.9 MB||621||Free Download >>|
|Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Driver||n/a||Realtek_PCIe_G... VER.zip||971.4 KB||722||Free Download >>|
|Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Controller Driver||RTL8201BL_WIN7.rar||2.9 MB||5,089||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC Driver||RTL8111.zip||150.8 KB||45,349||Free Download >>|
|ALCXWDM files Driver||ALCXWDM.Files.rar||2.0 MB||23,178||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC Driver||PCIE_Install_5... 421.rar||3.6 MB||49,035||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Driver||Driver_5686_XP_0118.zip||193.4 KB||10,644||Free Download >>|
|ALC260 DriverALC262 DriverALC267 DriverALC268 DriverALC269 DriverALC272 DriverALC660 DriverALC662 DriverALC663 DriverALC861VD DriverALC880 DriverALC882 DriverALC883 DriverALC885 DriverALC888 and ALC889 Driver||vista_r197.exe||23.5 MB||3,111||Free Download >>|
|Realtek High Definition Audio Driver||Realtek_High_D... dio.zip||17.0 MB||1,599||Free Download >>|
|RTL8188EU Driver||n/a||Win7X64.zip||102.8 MB||62||Free Download >>|
|Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver||Realtek_USB_2.... ver.zip||6.0 MB||177,983||Free Download >>|
|Realtek PCIE CardReader Driver||Realtek_PCIE_C... ver.zip||5.2 MB||172,962||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b g n WiFi Adapter Driver||Realtek_RTL818... ver.zip||5.9 MB||31,203||Free Download >>|
|RealTek ALC665 Driver||RealTek_ALC665_Driver.zip||2.3 MB||142,121||Free Download >>|
|RealTek ALC268 Driver||RealTek_ALC268_Driver.zip||5.6 MB||170,780||Free Download >>|
|RealTek ALC883 Driver||RealTek_ALC883_Driver.zip||4.1 MB||104,410||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RTL8201N Fast Ethernet Driver||RealTek_RTL820... ver.zip||2.5 MB||147,493||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RTM875T 587 Driver||RealTek_RTM875... ver.zip||3.5 MB||127,700||Free Download >>|
|Realtek FJ Camera Driver||Realtek_FJ_Cam... ver.zip||3.9 MB||78,186||Free Download >>|
|Realtek RTL8188CUS Driver||Realtek_RTL818... ver.zip||1.5 MB||17,405||Free Download >>|
|RealTek ALC880 Audio Driver||RealTek_ALC880... ver.zip||2.0 MB||184,419||Free Download >>|
|RealTek Location 65535 Driver||RealTek_Locati... ver.zip||3.4 MB||32,296||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RealTek RTL8201E Windows XP Driver||RealTek_RealTe... ver.zip||1.4 MB||196,016||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RTL8111B RTL8168B RTL8111 RTL8168 RTL8111C Driver||RealTek_RTL811... ver.zip||5.1 MB||81,732||Free Download >>|
|RealTek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network Adapter Driver||RealTek_RTL818... ver.zip||5.9 MB||149,169||Free Download >>|