- Updating the driver for the LNE100TX on Windows XP
The updated drivers add numerous functions to the adapter. To update the driver of the Linksys LNE100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN card on a Windows XP computer, follow the instructions below:
NOTE: Before downloading the drivers, make sure that your computer has an active Internet connection.
Go to the Linksys Support Site.
Enter the model number of your network adapter in the Search field and click the model number of the device you need help with from the drop-down list. The product page of your device will then appear.
QUICK TIP: If you don’t know the model number and the hardware version of your device, click the How do I find my model number? link.
Under the DOWNLOADS section, click Download Software.
Click the hardware version of your device.
NOTE: You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.
Click Save in the File Download dialog box that appears. Look for the Save As dialog box then select a location for the file, like the Desktop, and click Save. When the download is complete, click Close.
NOTE: The name of the file may vary depending on the driver file of your Linksys LNE100TX Ethernet adapter.
Go to the location of the downloaded file on your computer and unzip the contents. To do this, double-click the .zip file and extract its contents to a single folder or to the Desktop. For more information on how to unzip files, click here.
Right-click My Computer and click Properties.
Click Hardware > Device Manager.
Select Network adapters then right-click Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter then select the Update Driver... option.
NOTE: In this example, we used Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter.
When the Hardware Update Wizard window appears, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) then click Next.
Click Search for the best driver in these locations then check Include this location in the search then click Browse.
Browse to the location where the driver files were extracted and click the folder. Select the folder and click OK.
Click Next to update the drivers of your Linksys Ethernet adapter.
Click Finish to exit the wizard.
Your LNE100TX network adapter should now be installed in your Windows XP computer.
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