Realtek RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Driver Download

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The RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC is a network device manufactured by RealTek. 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 driver - "xp.zip" - has been downloaded 4,978 times and is rated 4 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 13.5 KB.

21 Ratings
4,978 Downloads

Supported Models

Realtek RTL8129

Realtek RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

Manufacturers

RealTek

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4

File Name

Versions

8129

Additional Notes

Driver for RTL8129 PCI Ethernet Adapter

Works for windows xP well

Uploaded By

Luiz Leon (DG Member) on 28-Feb-2009

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
NETRTF5.INF 10.1 KB 28 Sep 1999
RTL8129.SYS 25.7 KB 29 Sep 1999

How to Update Realtek RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Realtek RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC 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 Realtek RTL8129 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC 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 RealTek 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 RealTek 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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