Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software (Gigabit Ethernet Driver) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad
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12.10.28.180120 Mar 2014
Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software for 64-bit Windows
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README for Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software
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This package installs the software (Ethernet driver) to enable the following device:

  • Intel® 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

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.

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T520, T520i
  • ThinkPad W520
  • ThinkPad X1, X1 Hybrid(*1)
  • ThinkPad X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet

Note:

  • *1: Supports Windows 7 64-bit only.
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 12.10.28.1801 Build 327525

  • [Important] Ended support for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
    (Note) For Windows XP/Vista, use the version 11.15.16.0 (Build-ID: 83RW18WW).
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might experience glitches in audio
    streaming during conference calls.

Version 11.15.16.0 Build 257778

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X1 Hybrid for Windows 7 64-bit.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer hanged with a blue screen when running NetMotion Mobility XE and trying login to VPN client on Windows XP.

Version 11.10.84.2001 Build 247142

  • (Fix) Fix for Low power link up (LPLU) behavior.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

Installation Instructions

Note:

  • 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 Determining Which Version is installed section.
Ethernet Driver
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Select 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.
  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.

Silent Install


Note:
This is intended for system administrators only.

  1. 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.

 

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 still face an error message like "You must uninstall the old version", uninstall the Intel PROSet for Wireless LAN driver.
  • 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. Logon with an administrator account.
  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 7 32-bit :
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32
    Windows 7 64-bit :
    [Path where the files were extracted]\APPS\PROSETDX\Winx64
  5. Double-click/Double-tap DxSetup.exe file.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation.
Determining which version is installed
  1. Select Start.
  2. Right-click/Press and hold Computer, and then select Properties.
  3. At the left pane, select Device Manager.
  4. Double-click/Double-tap the Network adapters category.
  5. Double-click/Double-tap Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection.
  6. Select the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.


If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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Document ID : DS019204
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-77016
Last Updated : 20 Mar 2014
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