Ethernet Drivers in Lenovo® Essential G550 laptops
Guidelines on Ethernet Drivers in Lenovo Essential G550 laptops.
Lenovo ’s G550 laptop tries to combine its ThinkPad build quality with consumer-friendly features. The new Lenovo Essential G550 laptop is the predecessor to the Value Line G530 with the primary difference being a larger screen. The Lenovo Essential G550 laptop Â sports a larger display size with aspect ratio of 16:10. It is powered by the Intel Pentium or Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB DDR3 installed main memory and a hard disk space of 250 GB. Ethernet drivers are a necessity because without the Ethernet driver the Ethernet controller would not work properly. The Ethernet controller allows a computer to connect to other computers via an Ethernet cable. Accessing Internet is easier with the high speed data transferring capabilities of the Ethernet controllers. You could install the drivers for the Ethernet controller from the utility CD or you could download it from the Internet.
The tips to install Ethernet drivers in Lenovo Essential G550 laptops and the things to be kept in mind while doing so are:
- Identify Ethernet card
- Check drivers
- Update drivers
- Check system compatibility
Identify Ethernet card
Before installing the drivers for the Ethernet controller the first thing to do is to check the manufacturer and the version of the Ethernet controller. After you get an idea about the maker and the version of the Ethernet controller, check for the drivers that are compatible for the device. Once you find a driver compatible for the device you need to download it.
The one thing that you have to do before installing the drivers is to check if any drivers for the device are already installed in the system. Sometimes there might be some driver installed but still the device fails to perform in a way it should have performed. Then you could make certain that the driver currently installed for the device is not suitable for the device. In such cases it is better to uninstall the current driver and install the driver that is best suited for the device. You could find it in the utility CD provided to you or you could download it from the manufacturer’s website.
Sometimes even after installing the correct driver for the device, the device might show degradation in performance. In such cases the driver currently installed for the device might be outdated. Regular updation of the drivers could provide you with better performance levels. You could find the version of the current driver installed from the 'Device Manager' in the 'System Properties'. If a version of the driver that is newer than the current driver exists then it is advised that you install the newer driver for the device.
Check system compatibility
System compatibility is one thing that you have contend with when installing driver software for the device. Sometimes Operating Systems might not support drivers that you install for the device. In such situations it is better to check for drivers that is supported by the Operating System before installing it.