Friday, 21 November 2014

Install A Realtek 8201cl Fast Ethernet Driver To The Motherboard

Install a Realtek 8201CL Fast Ethernet Driver to the Motherboard

The Realtek company builds the Ethernet ports that are built into certain models of computer motherboards. You can use these ports to connect your computer to a cable modem or router for accessing the Internet, or for sharing files with a different computer. If your Realtek 8201CL Ethernet port has stopped working and you can no longer connect to the Internet, you may need to install a new updated driver. You can use the built-in driver update feature included with your computer's operating system to find and install the latest driver software.


1. Open the computer's Start menu by clicking on the Windows logo located at the far bottom left corner of the screen. Click on the "Control Panel" icon in the Start menu to bring up a new list of menu options.

2. Scroll down through the list of menu options in the Control Panel window and locate the icon of a computer next to a tool box labeled as the "Device Manager." Double-click on the icon. Click on the "Continue" button when the computer's operating system opens up a new window asking if you are sure you want to open the Device Manager.

3. Find the entry in the window labeled as "Network Adapters." Click on the plus sign to the left of the entry to expand the menu and bring up a new list of options. Locate the entry for the Realtek 8201CL Ethernet adapter.

4. Right-click on the Realtek entry and then choose the "Properties" option from the pop-up menu. Wait for a new window to appear on the screen and then navigate to the "Driver" tab. Click on the "Update Driver" button at the middle of the window.

5. Click on the link labeled as "Search automatically for updated drivers" to initiate the download for the latest Realtek 8201 CL Ethernet driver. Click on "OK" once the download has finished. Close the Device Manager window and click on the "Start" button. Choose the "Shut Down" option and then click on "Restart." Wait for the computer to finish restarting and then attempt to use the Realtek Ethernet port to make sure the driver was installed properly.

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