I cloned a PC and it turned out to be a different model so many of the drivers need to be reinstalled without internet access. Currently trying to get the Ethernet Controller device driver installed. My system info:

  • Model: Dell OptiPlex 7060
  • Type: x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700
  • BaseBoard Manufacturer: Dell Inc

Searching Dell's "Drivers & Downloads" page I'm presented with two options when I search for "ethernet":

  1. Aquantia 5G Network Addin Card Windows x64 Driver
  2. Intel I2xx/825xx Gigabit Ethernet Network Controller Driver

How can I determine which of these (if either) I need?

I am new-ish to the Windows operating system. Thank you for any advice.


Download and install the "Gigabit Ethernet" one for your network card.

"Aquantia 5G Network" is a 5G (LTE) device and may be useful for WAN (Internet) connectivity, but "Intel Gigabit" is definately a physical network interface.

  • Thanks, I'll try this now. Are there any possible consequences to prepare for if it happens to be the wrong driver? Or are you actually certain that will work out? – A__ Jun 12 at 14:43
  • 1
    If it's the wrong one, just nothing will happen. – bjoster Jun 12 at 14:54
  • 1
    Thank you, that was it. I still have no internet but for other reasons, the ethernet driver is correctly installed now. – A__ Jun 12 at 15:04
  • Aquantia does indeed make 2.5G, 5G and 10G NICs. This doesn't sound like a WWAN card. – Michael Hampton Jun 12 at 15:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.