Network Drivers query.


  1. Posts : 93
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    Network Drivers query.


    My wife's 64 bit Windows 10 PC has been giving some trouble of late, disconnecting from the Internet for no apparent reason. It is fitted with a USB wireless internet connector. The driver is for a Realtek RTL8811 AU wireless LAN 802 ac USB2 network adapter. I have therefore downloaded and installed an updated Realtek driver from the web and wait to see if that solves the problem.

    While looking on Device Manager I noticed there is another device called Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller. Do I need this and if not can I just remove it? The PC and my laptop are on on a home group and I do not have a clue if the Family Controller is necessary for Home Group working. You will note from my description of these items that I am not very computer savvy and for this I apologise.
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
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    While looking on Device Manager I noticed there is another device called Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller. Do I need this and if not can I just remove it? The PC and my laptop are on on a home group and I do not have a clue if the Family Controller is necessary for Home Group working.
    Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller is for a wired ethernet connection, you might need it one day, so do not uninstall it :)

    Note: You can disable it in Device Manager (right click > disable device), but it's not necessary.
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  3. Posts : 93
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    Many thanks Eagle 51. That fully answers my query.
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