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This driver includes support for the Intel® Itanium® 2-based and the Intel® EM64T system. This release supports the latest 2.4 series kernel as well as 2.6.x and 3.x versions.
e1000e.x.x.x.tar.gz is designed to work with the Intel® 82563/82566/82567 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, Intel® 82571/82572/82573/82574/82577/82578/82579/82583 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, and I217/I218 controllers under Linux*. The latest version and earlier versions of this driver are available from SourceForge*.
If your adapter/connection is not 82563, 82566, 82567, 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82577, 82578, 82579, or 82583-based, you should use one of the following drivers:
See the release notes for installation instructions, supported hardware, what is new, bug fixes, and known issues.
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