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Ethernet driver (Intel PRO/1000 LAN adapter software) for Windows Vista - ThinkPad Reserve Edition, R61, R61i, T60, T60p, T61, T61p, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet, X300

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Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software for Vista 32-bit

19596.2421875 KB
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
9.12.41.1001
2/26/2010
Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software for Vista 64-bit

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Windows Vista (64-Bit)
9.12.41.1001
2/26/2010
README for Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software

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Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
9.12.41.1001
2/26/2010
This package installs the software (Ethernet driver) to enable the following devices for Gigabit Ethernet support:
- Intel 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel PRO/1000 PL Network Connection

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- Reserve Edition
- R61 (Machine types: 7732, 7733, 7734, 7735, 7736, 7737, 7738, 7742, 7743, 7744, 7751, 7753, 7754, 7755, 8914, 8918, 8919, 8920, 8927, 8928, 8929)
- R61i (Machine types: 7732, 7742, 8918)
- T60, T60p, T61, T61p
- X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
- X300

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit

Note:
- This package also installs Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager which is an extension to the Windows Device Manager. After the Intel PROSet software is installed, additional tabs are automatically added to Device Manager.
Additional information
Contents
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 9.12.41.1001 (Build 201490)

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might generate a blue screen error.

Version 9.7.255.0 (Build 162286)

  • (New) Added support for Intel PRO/1000 PL Network Connection.
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T60,T60p,X60,X60s,X60 Tablet.
  • (Fix) Corrected the name of additional package guided in the Unattended Install section.
  • (Fix) Extra battery power is consumed when the AC adapter is detached from the computer in hibernation mode if the Wake On LAN option of this card's properties is disabled in the Device Manager.
  • (Fix) DXSetup.exe (Installer of Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager) fails to install on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1.
  • (Fix) Downloading large files from IPSec server may fail.

Version 9.7.251.0 (Build 149536)

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad X300 (added).
  • (Fix) Network connection issue in IPSec / IPv6 enabled network.

Version 9.7.240.0 (Build 141888)

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad T61p.
  • (New) Support for ThinkPad X61, X61s, X61 Tablet.
  • (Fix) Windows WOL (Wake-On-LAN) failure may occur.

Version 9.7.37.0 (Build 138540)

  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad R61/T61.

 

Installation Instructions
Notes:
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Ethernet driver
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
    The file name ends with "_V32.EXE" for 32-bit, "_V64.EXE" for 64-bit Windows.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

 

Unattended Install
Note: This is intended for system administrators only.
  • For unattended installation, Ethernet driver for DOS (e1000.dos) is prepared. Obtain the additional package, Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software for DOS to use the Ethernet drivers for DOS.
  • The information about unattended installation instructions are included in the following folders in this package;
    [Windows Vista 32-bit]
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\SETUP\PUSH\Vista32
    [Windows Vista 64-bit]
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\SETUP\PUSH\Vistax64

 

Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager

Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager is an extension to the Windows Device Manager. When you install the Intel PROSet software, additional tabs are automatically added to Device Manager.

Notes:

  • You must have administrator rights to install or use Intel PROSet.
  • Before upgrading Intel PROSet, you have to uninstall the current PROSet that is installed on your ThinkPad.
  • If you have used prior versions of Intel PROSet, you should be aware of the following changes with Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager:
    • There is no system tray icon.
    • The configuration utility is not accessible from the Control Panel or the Start menu.
    • All Intel PROSet features are now accessed from Device Manager. To access features, simply open the Device Manager and double-click the Intel adapter you would like to configure.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Refer to the "Manual Install" section of Ethernet Driver, and download and extract the file.
  3. In the step 11 of the Installing files section of Ethernet Driver, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  4. Move to the following folder;
    [Windows Vista 32-bit]
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\PROSETDX\Vista32
    [Windows Vista 64-bit]
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\PROSETDX\Vistax64
  5. Double-click DxSetup.exe file.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation.

 

Determining which version is installed

To check the version of the device driver that is installed on your system, use the following instructions:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Network adapters category.
  5. Double-click either of the following devices:
    • Intel® 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection
    • Intel® 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
    • Intel® PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
  6. Click the Driver tab and the driver version will be displayed.