Realtek PCIe GBE / 2.5G Family Controller

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller – the driver for gigabit network controllers on the basis of chips from a company Realtek. These network comptrollers are often built-in in system boards.


This package of drivers of Realtek befits both for a 32-bit and for 64-bit operating systems.

In the downloaded archive contains the driver for the Realtek network card on chip RTL8111B / RTL8168B / RTL8111 / RTL8168 / RTL8111C / RTL8111CP / RTL8111D (L) / RTL8168C / RTL8111DP / RTL8111E / RTL8168E / RTL8111F / RTL8411/ RTL8111G / RTL8111GUS / RTL8411B(N)RTL8118AS / RTL8119i / RTL8111H / RTL8111EP / RTL8111FP / RTL8111K / RTL8111L

Support has been added: 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet – PCI Express RTL8125 / RTL8125B(S)

If you need a driver for the PCI network card, chip RTL8139 or RTL810x, then we advise to download Realtek PCI Fast Ethernet Drivers.

Download drivers (Upd: 03.01.2023):

Unix (Linux):

DOS (Upd: 09.04.2022):



  1. Hello. I have a question. I tried to install latest PCIe GBE family controller drivers. On the site it says Upd: 02.24.2017, so the latest drivers should be from 2017 but when i install them- in my device manager it says that my PCIe GBE Family controller drivers are from 2016-12-23. Are the latest drivers from 2016 or i installed something wrongly?

    1. Hello. I have same problem. My Driver Booster shows weekly that my Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller have new 2017 version but after the update the system shows I still have the old version (2016-12-23).
      Can someone helps what is the problem?

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      1. It’s Russian language you can drag it into translater online and find out out what there was written 😉

  3. After the latest update, my 8168 keeps disconnecting. Both wireless and wired LAN go in disabled state, lights out at the port, disabled in the network overview. Takes around 10 seconds before it re-enables.
    I tried to revert to the previous driver, but the issue remained, even though I didn’t have issues before the update. Please fix asap, as online gaming is impossible now.

    date: 23-1-2017

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  5. Every 15 minutes or so, I lose my cable internet connection. When I run the troubleshooter, it solves the problem and it said that the standard gateway was not available. But after a few more minutes, it happens again. I’ve had this problem for a very long time and I updated this driver, but it didn’t help. I tried every possible solution I could find on the internet. Could this be caused by a still-existing bug in the driver? Could this be solved? It is really frustrating.

  6. What does REALTEK PCIe GBE Family Controller do? Is it necessary for a desktop PC? Thank you in advance.

    Judy Alvarez

  7. I have a problem that I click control pannel and then click device manager and to network adapter- Realtek PCIe GBE is not correctly work. `The device can´t start (error 10)´. Let me know how to do?

  8. AA=Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller LAN Driver 5832_02262015 for WinXP and Server 2003 (5.71 MB)

    i am trying to install AA= in Windows XP 64bit which is installed in the Dell inspiron 3847 with 3i intel cpu.
    it says in the uninstallation, “realtek gbe & fe ethernet pci-e nic driver” and not “Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller” it seems that it doesnt match with your posting.

    i dont know the chipet number because it is built with the DELL pc.

    win 8.1 and win 10 suck, i am trying to go back to xp.

  9. AA=Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller LAN Driver 5832_02262015 for WinXP and Server 2003 (5.71 MB)

    after about 1 day struggling trying to install AA=, i gave up but when i returned to XP 64 bit, new installation found agian as usual for me to click away, i decided to click here and not setup.exe in the directory this time, and it worked !

    thanks it worked.

  10. Can i download one of these drivers to a USB stick because my desk top is missing the driver and can not access the internet ?

  11. Tengo Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    He hecho todas las comprobaciones (velocidad 1 gb, versión controlador 10.12.1007.2016 y de fecha 7/10/2016)), cable cat 6, pero compruebo que no me da más de 100 Mbps

    1. Prueba a bajarte el programa de diagnostico que hay en los links. Cuando lo pongas verifica el cable. Puede ser que aunque sus especificaciones permitan mas velocidad, alguno de los hilos este abierto y no llegue mas que a 100 Mbps.

  12. My network is running by this Realtek PCie GBE Family Controller. I now have it connected to router by cable. My question is if I can use it together with a cableless network??

  13. I have a problem with the network adapter. With 0024 drivers for windows 10, when I turn on the PC, it do not always identify the connection and I have to restart my computer.

    1. Marbert :Me podrias decir de donde descargar el controlador para win 7? tengo la misma tarjeta y no pasa de 90 Mbps y tengo contratadas 300. Esta tarjeta es Fast eTernet o Gigabit. Gracias

  14. I have setup wifi after installing gbe and realtek bt soon after some time it stop working plzzz tell me how to setup this wi fi driver plzzz

  15. hello, I have recently had a problem recently I have changed the router and when I connect by ethernet in some cases the modem restarts from one moment to another, before had another modem and did not happen, it will be the new modem clarified that they changed it but for one of the same model, just update the driver to see if this helps me, if someone suggests something else thank you very much

  16. I have recently had a windows 10 upgrade, now I can no longer connect via ethernet.
    wifi is ok but very weak signal through my computer. That is why I have a Realtek controller

    Uploaded most recent driver from Realtek but it still does not function.

    Have tried everything to fix but still not working, keep getting message
    ‘ethernet’ doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

    This is a real problem for me .. Can anyone help??

    1. HEY THERE. I am not even able to connect to wifi. Wifi options aren’t even shown on my desktop. Can you help?

  17. Hoi …

    I am new here … and i have a question.
    I have in my desktop a “Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller” network controller.
    Now … i have bought a new dual band router (2.4gh and 5gh) … but my network card sees only the 2.4 band.

    Is this normal??

    1. I would say yes. Only because I had a discussion with my internet provider Atlantic Broadband about our new dual router by Linksys. They said do not use the 5 because it would not be compatible. So I am guessing that is why you are only seeing the 2.4 band. If not satisfied with my answer call your internet provider for support.

    2. Roll back driver, the option is usually there for at least a week after upgrading. Or if you have your known good driver, uninstall the package using Revo Uninstaller, reboot & reinstall your good working driver. Newer drivers doesn’t always improve performance, especially on 3+ year old models.

      Newer computers are more likely to benefit from the latest drivers. There’s no need to fix what isn’t broken & I speak from lots of experience. Most everytime someone with an older computer wants me to update their drivers, will later call on me to restore their system (why I image their computer before the driver install if there’s multiple ones). It’s faster for me to backup & restore versus diagnosting which driver(s) are incompatible.

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  19. Hallo I have a little problem

    PCIe GBE Family Controller now 106.12.1119.2014 and my system said we
    must to take Where can I find this ??? and is this correct ?????

  20. Realtek Wifi Connection error in window7…

    Access Violation at address 100417CF in module ‘RaWLAPI.dll’. Read of address 00000000.

    please solution this error

  21. “Driver Booster” tells me my Realtek PCIe GBE … drivers are VERY old and should be updated. (I’m not aware of any network performance problems.)
    I just downloaded and unzipped Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller LAN Driver 7115_02262018 for Windows 7 (10 MB). The instructions and labels in that material (e.g., Read Me) specifically say it’s for WIN8, so I’m not using it to update my drivers. It’s too much hassle if this turns out to be wrong.

    1. Driver Booster is Malware from IObit, many security solutions blocks the download. The installer will try & sneak in their other software (Advanced Systemcare), dangerous for many outside of the IT Pro world to run, especially the unneeded & potentially damaging registry cleaner. It’s best to update your drivers manually, if/when needed.

      IObit gets much of their driver database from scanning the computers of those who uses their software, this is step #1. Then it updates drivers to their latest database, which may not be compatible with many OEM computers. I tried the software years ago, thankfully I’ve been in the practice of creating full disk image backups for a decade using Macrium Reflect (100% Free) & creating rescue media for recovery.

  22. I have my Realtek connected via cable to my PC’s and working fine, however I am having difficulty in connecting it on Wi-Fi. No passwords or router addresses available!!! How/Where do I get the passwords and router address??

  23. I had not used my computer any time recent but when I tried it says “Network Cable Unplugged” and I have tried updating the drivers but nothing works. Can someone please help me?

  24. My Acer tower computer since the latest Windows 10 upgrade no longer recognises the Ethernet Connection. I’ve tried to install the latest Realtek driver but sadly no joy. I’m at a loss to know what to do next. Any advice?

  25. When my PC wakes up from power saving mode, it is a minute or two before I can use my Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
    I changed the power setting by unchecking the ‘Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power’ button. But the issue persists.
    I changed a setting in the registry editor per an instruction I found on the Internet. It did not clear the issue either.
    I am running Windows 10.
    Can you tell me how to keep the NIC from taking so long to wake from sleep?

  26. I have RTL GBE on board (BIOSTAR A68MD Pro with AMI BIOS). Working OK on Windows 10.
    BUT… it doesn’t seem to want to work under MS-DOS :=(
    even though the RealTEK diagnostic program for DOS (RSET8168.EXE) finds everything OK.

    I am loading : LSL , RTGEODI , ODIPKT
    Everything /sounds/ correct, the DOS “TCPINFO.EXE” even confirms the board is given the desired IP address; BUT in effect TCPIP does NOT work :=(

    I do know DOS is considered “obsolete” but PLEASE help ! I have RTGEODI.COM dated: July 22, 2014,
    size : 63,856 bytes from the Reatlek site’s download section. Is there a newer, working version ?
    As a possibly better (than ODI) alternative, does Realtek or a 3rd party offer a “DOS Packet driver” for RT GBE adapters ?

    TIA ! Please Realtek person, if You do not fully understand the problem, do escalate up to a knowledgeable tech or engineer, THANKS !

  27. I updated my driver Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller # 2 to 10.28.615.2018
    Since this I got problems with BSOD with stopcode “bad_pool_caller”
    as per minidumpfile the cause was driver tcpip.sys
    I degraded the driver to 10.27.511.2018 and see what happens

  28. This package is the ONLY thing that worked for my HP P6 33276 with Realtek RTL817 1E. I could not load the driver directly, but when I used the included setup.exe it ran for a long time and then finally succeeded.
    Extremely good and useful software – archive this package!

  29. running Linux kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

    have Reatek PCI GBE family controller but says its good up to Kali v. 4.7 ? Will it work with the recent kernel or i need something else? Also have Qualcome Atheros AR5B222 but cant find drivers for that also. This drivers search been a nightmare. Purchased TL NW7227 v1.10 adapter, having trouble installing that also. I am just about ready to expose and if someone is nice enough to offer to Team-view me and help get this fixed. Anyone

  30. Hello everyone, I tried to install the driver – Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller LAN Driver 7119_06202018 for Windows 7 (10 MB) from first link. But my system said – this version realtek only for Windows Vista, but how? I have windows xp 2014, but i want to uninstall it then install Windows 7. Therefore i need realtek driver for windows 7 right? Sorry for my english) Thank you in advance.

  31. Good evening, could you please be so kind and tell me, if I should update my driver ? If yes, pleas tell me the name or give me a link to update the right one. Thanks in advance, Gabriella

  32. Hello

    I installed this ethernet card on my WIN10 Pro computer (v 16299.15) with the last driver I downloaded on your website : V 10.28.615.2018 (date 15-08-2018).

    But the status is always cable unplugged.

    The cable work fine on another computer.

    I tried other driver with no succes.

    Parameters seems to be ok.

    No firewall or anti-virus.

    How can I this ethernet card be ok on WIN 10?

    Thanks for your help.

  33. On an Acer A515-51G with Win 10 Home, the LAN does not connect to the internet. The diagnostic test gives the following report:

    Fail to perform PHY Loopback action.
    Resource conflicts with other device.
    FIFO buffers test fail.
    Hardware errors occur, try again please.

    Is there a set of settings which can resolve the resource conflict? Or does this mean there is a hardware failure in the LAN chip?

  34. AVG are telling me that the driver for my Realtek PCIe GBE family controller is out of date. This may be a way of AVG wanting me to subscribe to even more things, or it may be an improvement, if I can get it done.
    I have tried to download the driver, the first on the list, but I am not a permitted client apparently.
    Do I need to do something or shall I just forget the whole business?
    Thanks for your time.

  35. Every 15 minutes or so, I lose my cable internet connection. When I run the troubleshooter, it solves the problem and it said that the standard gateway was not available. But after a few more minutes, it happens again. I’ve had this problem for a very long time and I updated this driver, but it didn’t help. I tried every possible solution I could find on the internet. Could this be caused by a still-existing bug in the driver? Could this be solved? It is really frustrating.

  36. I have updated the PCIe FE Family Controller Driver to 10.34.307.2019 dated 07-Mar-19 in order to get internet speed to my 250Mbps but still I can not get more than 100Mbpson this pc , I checked the Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Properties Speed & Duplex max value 100Mbps Full Duplex… no selection for 1Gbps. Could you help me how can I get this PC to download faster please.

      1. PCIe FE Family Controller Driver means that you have 100Mbit/s card. FE means Fast Ethernet. Fast Ethernet = 100Mbit/s

        So this is the reason why you cannot get 250Mbit/s internet speed and select 1Gbit/s in properties.

  37. I have a problem. I use this device with my Surface Book 2 and it doesnt matter which monitor or TV I project it on it never finds the right size and doesnt fill up my 2nd screen or its too big. Can you halp me with this issue?

  38. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller LAN Driver 7125_04222019 for Windows 7 (10 MB) not installed in window 32 ultimate why every time giving error.

  39. Hello! I have Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller installed and my provider give 500mb/s but i’m stuck to 100mb/s. I have the latest driver and a cat 5e ethernet cable. what should I do to increase my speed.

  40. hello ;
    i have 2 network network cards Realtek PCIe GBE / 2.5G Family Controller on win XP PC , how do I use teaming of these2 ethernet ports

  41. hello i have a question is it possible to change the name of the driver because im sure that i use to have realtek pcie gbe family controller but now i have realtek gbe gaming family controller. i did a system restore thats when the name of the controller change im i crazy crazy or it possible 2 change it

  42. Win10/Win11 Auto Installation Program (NDIS): Does this automatically install Windows 11? Or am I reading the sentence incorrectly? I do not want Windows 11 installed, but I do want to upgrade my Realtek Gaming GBE Family Controller driver from V. to 10/29/2021 version. (Windows 10, Ver. 2OH2)

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