RealTek Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D) Driver Download

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The Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D) 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 version of "" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 11,117 downloads and 103 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 412.4 KB.

103 Ratings (see all reviews)

Supported Models


Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Linux

File Name


5.606.811.2003 (2003-08-11) via .inf

Additional Notes

Driver Gigabit 8169s-32 Realtek

Uploaded By

Rodrigo (DG Member) on 24-Apr-2006

Most Helpful Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
13 Oct 2007

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"Great Driver, Nice Thanks"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Deven Rajdev
Tested on Windows XP
21 Nov 2009
(1 year after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"I got the drv in seconds and my work was done ,, Hurray... :)"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
John Mitchell
Tested on Windows XP
25 Mar 2009
(2 weeks after download)

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
"I have a Compaq Presario 1318NX. It uses a Realtek ( RTL8101L ) audio chip.

This Driver didn't work for me.."

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
FreeBSD/IF_RL.C 51.4 KB 9 Sep 2003
FreeBSD/IF_RL.KO 23.7 KB 9 Sep 2003
FreeBSD/IF_RLREG.H 17.8 KB 9 Sep 2003
FreeBSD/Makefile 197 bytes 6 Jun 2002
FreeBSD/Readme.txt 1.6 KB 1 Aug 2003
Linux/linux2.2.x/RedHat6.2/Makefile 359 bytes 2 Sep 2003
Linux/linux2.2.x/RedHat6.2/README.TXT 1.0 KB 28 Aug 2003
Linux/linux2.2.x/RedHat6.2/RTL8169.C 44.7 KB 2 Sep 2003
Linux/linux2.2.x/RedHat6.2/kern_compat.h 18.8 KB 14 May 2002
Linux/linux2.4.x/Makefile 333 bytes 18 Jul 2003
Linux/linux2.4.x/R8169.C 45.6 KB 15 Sep 2003
Linux/linux2.4.x/README.TXT 1.4 KB 15 Sep 2003
MSLANMAN.DOS/DRIVERS/NIF/RTL8169.NIF 208 bytes 24 Jul 2003
NDIS2DOS/OEMSETUP.INF 621 bytes 23 Jul 2003
NDIS2DOS/PROTOCOL.INI 62 bytes 23 Jul 2003
NDIS2DOS/RTGBND.DOS 56.5 KB 18 Jul 2003
NDIS2DOS/RTL8169.NIF 1.9 KB 23 Jul 2003
NETRTL.INF 24.8 KB 17 Sep 2003
NWclient/DOSODI/NET.CFG 1.4 KB 18 Jul 2003
NWclient/DOSODI/RTGBODI.COM 63.6 KB 18 Jul 2003
NWserver/ETHERTSM.NLM 12.5 KB 1 Mar 1999
NWserver/MSM.NLM 94.6 KB 1 Mar 1999
NWserver/RTGBSRV.LAN 70.2 KB 27 Jun 2003
NWserver/RTGBSRV.LDI 9.3 KB 4 Jul 2003
Rtlnic5.sys 64.5 KB 18 Aug 2003
SETBROM.EXE 19.7 KB 25 Aug 2003
Version.txt 2.0 KB 17 Sep 2003
WINME/NETRTL.INF 24.8 KB 17 Sep 2003
WINME/RTLNIC5.SYS 64.5 KB 18 Aug 2003
WINNT4/OEMSETUP.INF 49.5 KB 17 Sep 2003
WINNT4/RTLNIC4.SYS 81.5 KB 13 Aug 2003
Win2000/NETRTL.INF 24.8 KB 17 Sep 2003
Win2000/RTLNIC5.SYS 64.5 KB 13 Aug 2003
Win98/NETRTL4.INF 10.8 KB 17 Sep 2003
Win98/RTLNIC4.SYS 81.5 KB 13 Aug 2003
WinXP/NETRTLXP.INF 20.1 KB 17 Sep 2003
WinXP/RTLNIC51.SYS 65.3 KB 13 Aug 2003

How to Update Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D) 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 Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI Adapter (Rev.D) 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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