RealTek RTL8168 Driver Download

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The RTL8168 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 4,193 downloads and 32 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 4.6 MB.

RealTek RTL8168 Automatic Driver Update Utility
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Supported Models


Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE

File Name


658 (24-Nov-2006)
5.658.0814.2006 (2006-08-14) via .inf

Additional Notes


10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet

Auto installation program (support WinXP 64/Win98SE/WinME/Win2K/WinXP ver.658) (Submission ID: 1220691)

Uploaded By

Kesavan (DG Staff Member) on 6-Dec-2006

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How to Update RTL8168 Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the RTL8168 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 RTL8168 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

After downloading your new driver, it's time to install it. For Windows users, the built-in Device Manager is your go-to tool for managing system devices and drivers. Here's how to use it:

  1. Right-click the Start button to open the Quick Access menu.

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options.

  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device that needs updating.

  4. Right-click on the device name and choose "Update driver" from the context menu.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated and functional.

This simple process helps keep your system running smoothly and maintains compatibility with your hardware components.

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.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/ISSetup.dll 552.2 KB 17 Oct 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WIN2000/NETRTLE.INF 43.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WIN2000/RTENIC.SYS 82.8 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WIN2000/ 23.4 KB 23 Nov 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WIN98SE/Netrtle.inf 21.4 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WIN98SE/Rtenic.sys 82.8 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINME/Netrtle.inf 21.4 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINME/Rtenic.sys 82.8 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINXP/NETRTLE.INF 43.3 KB 23 Nov 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINXP/RTENIC.SYS 82.8 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINXP/RTENIC64.SYS 121.9 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINXP/RTENICXP.SYS 83.2 KB 14 Aug 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/WINXP/ 23.4 KB 23 Nov 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/_setup.dll 373.7 KB 18 May 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/ 3.4 MB 17 Oct 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/ 111.5 KB 17 Oct 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/layout.bin 455 bytes 17 Oct 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/setup.exe 455.6 KB 25 May 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/setup.ini 985 bytes 17 Oct 2006
PCIE_InstallShield_5658_061120/setup.isn 64.4 KB 17 May 2006
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