VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver Download (Official)

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Supported Models

VT6105L (and several others)

VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter

VIA Rhine III Management Adapter

VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit)

File Name


3.87a (5-May-2011)

Uploader Notes

VIA Rhine Family Driver

Date: 5-May-2011

Version: 3.87a

OS supported: Windows XP 64-Bit, Windows XP 32-Bit

Chips supported: VT8251 Integrated, VT8231, VT8233, VT8235 & VT8237 Integrated (Rhine & Rhine II), VT6103 Rhine (PHY), [B]VT6105/L/LOM[/B] and VT6106/H/L/S series (Rhine III), VT6105M Management Fast Ethernet Controller (Rhine III), VT6115 Fast Ethernet Controller (Rhine III), VT6107 Fast Ethernet Controller (Rhine & Rhine II)

Notes: This driver also supports Windows Server 2003.

Uploaded By

Jerry K (DG Member) on 10-Jul-2011

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Rhine_WinXP_387a/release.txt 390 bytes 3 May 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/FET5A64B.sys 52.7 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/FETNDA64.inf 60.2 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/WINX64.txt 1.7 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/WinUinst64.exe 430.1 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/Winsetup64.exe 455.7 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/difxapi.dll 525.8 KB 2 Nov 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/ 64.0 KB 27 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/vuins64.dll 13.8 KB 23 Oct 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/winsetup/difxapi.dll 525.8 KB 2 Nov 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x64/winsetup64.txt 3.9 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/FETND5BV.sys 48.1 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/FETNDIS.inf 64.5 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/WIN.txt 1.9 KB 1 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/WINNDI.DLL 12.7 KB 28 Jul 2005
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/WinSetup.exe 385.0 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/WinUinst.exe 368.6 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/difxapi.dll 319.5 KB 2 Nov 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/ 63.9 KB 27 Apr 2011
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/vuins16.dll 57.4 KB 27 Oct 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/vuins32.dll 69.6 KB 27 Oct 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup.txt 5.8 KB 14 Oct 2009
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/DIFxAPI.dll 319.5 KB 2 Nov 2006
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/NTSetup.inf 18.5 KB 14 Sep 2004
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/VETUP16.DLL 25.9 KB 1 Jul 2005
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/VETUP32.DLL 32.8 KB 18 Apr 2005
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/VETUP64.DLL 13.3 KB 9 Jun 2005
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/ntsim2.sys 8.3 KB 4 Nov 2004
Rhine_WinXP_387a/x86/winsetup/ntsim2A.sys 10.2 KB 4 Nov 2004

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