1.    13 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 56
    Windows 10

    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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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 438
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    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.    14 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 56
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks Eagle 51. That fully answers my query.
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