Update Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Drivers on Windows 10

By Camilla Mo  Driver Install   3 Comments

If you can’t have access to internet, you may want to you update the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller driver. In this article, you’ll learn three ways to update the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller driver. You can just choose an easier way for you.

Three methods to update the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller driver in Windows 10: 

  1. Update the Driver Automatically
  2. Use Windows Update
  3. Update the Driver Manually

Go to Device Manager and expand Network adapters. You’ll see Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller under this category (see the below screenshot).  


Method 1: Update the Driver Automatically

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller  driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

IMPORTANT: You need to connect to the internet in order run Driver Easy. If you can’t have access to internet due to network driver issues, you can use Driver Easy Offline Scan Feature to download and install a new network driver easily.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the Realtek PCIe GbE driver to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

Realtek PCIe GBE Familly Controller


Method 2: Use Windows Update

You can use Windows Update to check for the updates in Windows 10. It may help install the driver for your Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller. If this feature in your Window 10 has been set to install updates automatically, you can skip this way.  


Method 3. Update the Driver Manually

You can go to your PC manufacturer’s website to download the Windows 10 driver for this device. Alternatively, you can visit Realtek website to download the Windows 10 driver.

 

Usually, the driver can be self-installing. After you download the driver, double-click on the file to begin the installation. If the driver cannot be installed in this way, you might have to install it manually, then follow steps below to install the driver.  

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type devmgmt.msc in the run box and click OK button.

3) In Device Manager, expand category Network adapters. Under this category, right-click on the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller. Then click Update Driver Software… 

  4) Click Browse my Computer for driver software.  
 

5) Click on Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file. Then Windows will automatically find the .inf file in the driver package to install the drivers.  

 

6) Click on Next button to install the driver.

7) Check to see if the driver is installed successfully.

 

Hopefully you can update the Realtek PCIe GbE Familly controller driver easily with the steps above. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to leave your comments below. We’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.

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