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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:

Downloading the Drivers
Updating the Drivers

Downloading the Drivers

NOTE:  Before downloading the drivers, make sure that your computer has an active Internet connection.

Step 1:
Go to the Linksys Support Site

Step 2:

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.

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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.

Step 3:
Under the DOWNLOADS section, click Download Software.

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Step 4:
Click the hardware version of your device.

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Step 5:
Click Download.

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NOTE:  You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.

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Step 6: 
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.
 
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NOTE:  The name of the file may vary depending on the driver file of your Linksys LNE100TX Ethernet adapter. 

Step 7: 
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.

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Updating the Drivers  

Step 1: 
Right-click My Computer and click Properties

Step 2: 
Click Hardware > Device Manager.

Step 3:
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. 

Step 4:
When the Hardware Update Wizard window appears, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) then click Next.

Step 5:
Click Search for the best driver in these locations then check Include this location in the search then click Browse

Step 6:
Browse to the location where the driver files were extracted and click the folder.  Select the folder and click OK.

Step 7:
Click Next to update the drivers of your Linksys Ethernet adapter. 

Step 8:
Click Finish to exit the wizard.

Your LNE100TX network adapter should now be installed in your Windows XP computer.

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