Gigabyte Technology N501 (1.0) Driver Download (Official)

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Supported Models

N501 (1.0)

Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Realtek RTL8139C+ Fast Ethernet NIC

Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC


Gigabyte Technology


Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name


5.611.1231 (10-Mar-2006)
5.611.1231.2003 (2003-12-31) via .inf
5.611.1225.2003 (2003-12-25) via .inf
5.611.1231.2003 (2004-01-12) via .inf

Uploader Notes

N501 (1.0)

Lan Driver File

Uploaded By

Shekhar (DG Staff Member) on 22-Jan-2008

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/ 1.5 MB 30 Nov 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/ 61.5 KB 30 Nov 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/ikernel.ex_ 346.6 KB 25 Jul 2002
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/layout.bin 417 bytes 30 Nov 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/Setup.exe 166.9 KB 11 Apr 2001
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/Setup.ini 611 bytes 13 Jan 2004
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/SETUP.TXT 2.5 KB 22 Sep 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN2000/Netrt2ka.inf 69.1 KB 12 Jan 2004
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN2000/ 132.1 KB 12 Jan 2004
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN2000/Rtlnic5.sys 68.7 KB 30 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN98/NETRTL4.INF 11.1 KB 24 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN98/RTLNIC4.SYS 84.4 KB 25 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN98SE/Netrtl.inf 24.7 KB 30 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WIN98SE/Rtlnic5.sys 68.7 KB 30 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WINME/Netrtl.inf 24.7 KB 30 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WINME/Rtlnic5.sys 68.7 KB 30 Dec 2003
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WINXP/Netrtxpa.inf 64.9 KB 12 Jan 2004
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WINXP/ 132.1 KB 12 Jan 2004
LAN 5.611.1231.2003/WINXP/Rtlnic51.sys 69.5 KB 30 Dec 2003

How to Update N501 (1.0) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the N501 (1.0) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Gigabyte Technology N501 (1.0) into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

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To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Gigabyte Technology website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, 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

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. 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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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