3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter Driver Download

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The EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter is a network device manufactured by 3Com. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This update - "3com3c59x.exe" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews, and has been downloaded 1,658 times. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 59.9 KB.

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Supported Models

3Com Fast EtherLink 10/100Mb Bus-Master PCI Adapter

3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter

3Com Fast EtherLink 10/100Mb T4 Bus-Master PCI Adapter




Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (2000-10-10) via .inf

Additional Notes

[I know this driver works with Windows 2k and XP. It's the same driver as the one posted by Johan Katoele, but this one is a little bit more user-friendly to install -)

Uploaded By

Roin Schuermans (DG Member) on 4-Jul-2003

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
el59x.sys 39.2 KB 24 Sep 1999
3Com59x.inf 4.8 KB 10 Oct 2000

How to Update 3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the 3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter 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 3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master PCI Ethernet Adapter into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the 3Com Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the 3Com 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

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  • 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.

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