If you are using an Ethernet device like Ethernet based hardware or modem for example, it is necessary for your computer to have an installed driver. This will help your computer detect fully the hardware and how it works.
Ethernet controller drivers do this job and although it is quite incorporated with the new computer in the form of a CD disc, you can always download it directly from the World Wide Web and install it on your computer.
You can install it without using the installation CD.
So, how can you download Ethernet controller drivers from the internet and install it on your computer? First of all, you must always keep in mind that your computer needs a driver that is specifically designed for your Ethernet connection. Install the right driver for your Ethernet connection and your computer.
This will make your computer (in regards to hardware and software) function more efficiently. If you need a driver for your computer then these simple steps below will help you in the process.
First is to open up your internet browser. Browse it and search for the manufacturer’s website of your Ethernet controller. Next is to select the support feature. In the support feature click the “Downloads and Drivers”. You will be asked for the number and model of your Ethernet device. Just enter those numbers and model type and then select the operating system of your computer.
You can find the model type on the device (usually at the bottom part) and on the Ethernet controller drivers user manual.
Click the right driver and it will be downloaded to your computer directly. Once the download is completed, double click the file that you have just downloaded. The installation wizard will pop out on your screen. Follow the set of brief prompts instructed by the installation wizard to be able to install your Ethernet controller driver into your computer.
At the end of the process, you may be required to restart your computer. When you restart, you can now use your hardware and software more efficiently including the additional features that you cannot access previously.