Intel Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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Intel Gigabit Ethernet Controller

This is a Intel Ethernet chip that is integrated on the systemboard of select ThinkPads.

N.B.: This family of controller should not be confused with the Intel Gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express Controller family.


  • 10Base-T, 100Base-T and 1000Base-T support
  • Auto MDIX (Automatic Crossover)

Linux support

These Ethernet chips are supported by the e1000 driver.


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ThinkPads this component may be found in

Intel 82540EP

Intel 82541GI