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Intel® Ethernet Adapter Driver 26.2

April 1, 2021 - Hardware
Intel® Ethernet Adapter Driver 26.2

Intel® Ethernet network drivers and software for currently supported versions of Windows*, Linux*, and FreeBSD* for most Intel® Ethernet Adapters. Not all Intel® Ethernet Adapters and Intel® Ethernet Controllers are supported under every version of Windows, Linux, or FreeBSD.

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.

Contents
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- What's New in This Release
- Discontinued Support
- Configuring SR-IOV for improved network security
- Operating System Support
- Installing Drivers and Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager
- User Guides
- Intel Fiber Optic Adapters
- Saving and Restoring Adapter Settings in Microsoft Windows operating systems
- Teaming Notes
- Jumbo Frames
- Power Management and System Wake
- RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) Notes
- Microsoft* Windows* 8.1 and Windows Server* 2012 R2 Notes
- Microsoft* Windows Server* 2012 Notes
- Intel(R) Ethernet Controller 800 Series Device Notes
- Intel(R) 710 Series Network Controller Notes
- Intel(R) 10GbE Network Adapter Notes
- Quad Port Server Adapter Notes
- Intel(R) Ethernet Desktop Adapter and Network Connection Notes
- Known Issues
- Customer Support
Discontinued Support
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Release 25.2 is the last release that supports DOS tools and diagnostics.

Release 25.2 is the last release that supports the 32-bit Microsoft Windows 10 
e1d driver. 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10 is still supported. This affects 
devices based on the following controllers:
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-LM
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I218-V
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM
  * Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-V

Release 25.2 is the last release that contains the Linux e1000e driver. 
Maintenance for this driver will be continued by the community.

Release 25.2 moved the Linux and FreeBSD iWARP drivers to a new directory and 
renamed the Linux i40iw driver to irdma. The Linux irdma and FreeBSD iw_ixl 
drivers can be found in the RDMA directory of this install media.

Release 25.0 is the last release to support:
- Microsoft* Windows* 7
- Microsoft* Windows Server* 2008 R2
- Intel(R) QSFP+ Configuration Utility (QCU)
- IOUtil

Release 24.4 removed the following from the installation package:
- Support for PRO/100 devices
- DOS drivers
- UEFI driver support for PCI/PCI-X devices
- Support for WinCE
- Microsoft* Windows* 10 RS3 (NDIS65) Universal Drivers. Please use the NDIS68 
drivers.
- Support for FCoE

i40evf and ixlv drivers renamed to iavf
---------------------------------------
Release 24.0 renamed the i40evf and ixlv drivers to iavf. The i40evf and ixlv 
drivers have been removed from this install media. The iavf drivers can be 
found in the PROAVF directory of this install media.

Unsupported devices and adapters
--------------------------------
Starting with Release 23.5, the drivers for the following adapters and devices 
will no longer be tested or updated. The drivers may still be provided in your 
download package or on your install media for your convenience.
- Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PB Dual Port Server Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB1 Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
- Intel(R) 82567V-3 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567V-4 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LM-4 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567V Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LF-2 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LF-3 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82566MC Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PB Server Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB1 Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562G-2 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562GT-3 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562GT-2 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562GT 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82562G 10/100 Network Connection
- Intel(R) Gigabit PT Quad Port Server ExpressModule
- Intel(R) 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Network Connection
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT Network Connection
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT2 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit SR Dual Port Express Module
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit KX4 Network Connection
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
- Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection

 

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