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Ethernet Drivers in Lenovo® IdeaPad Y560

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What are the things you must remember while installing Ethernet drivers in Lenovo IdeaPad Y560?

The drivers are the software program that is necessary for accurate functioning of the device. The driver helps the Operating System to recognize the device. For the proper functioning of the network, you need an Ethernet card and the performance of the Ethernet card is controlled by an Ethernet driver. Nowadays, most of the Ethernet cards come with driver installation CD. The CD comprises a driver installation file that would help you to install the driver correctly. First, you have to recognize the Ethernet card. Then go to Start/Control Panel/Administrative tools/Computer management/Device Manager. Then, from the list of ‘Network Adapters’, you need to click on the Ethernet device and choose ‘Properties’. The model of the device and the manufacturer is seen under the general tab. With the details about the Ethernet card, you have to search for the model of driver for your card. Then, select the driver that is appropriate for the device as well as the Operating System.

You have to consider the following thing while installing Ethernet driver for your Lenovo IdeaPad Y560:

  • Use correct sites
  • Avoid malware
  • Compatible drivers

Use correct sites

You have to visit the company website for downloading the driver that is appropriate for your Ethernet card. To know about the model of the card that is installed on your Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 and to find out about the specific model of driver suitable for the device, take help from the company website. The list of the proper drivers uploaded on the site. You have to download the driver from that site. You might find other sites that provide with options of downloading the drivers. But those sites might contain malicious files or programs. The hardware device gets adversely affected if you use an improper driver. This might irritate your system also.

Avoid malware

There is a chance of malware getting downloaded on your Lenovo PC when you try to download the Ethernet driver. The user might be unaware of the presence of malware. They not only destroy the software program but, also damage your system. So, you have to be very much careful while installation of Ethernet drivers. Installing a good security software is recommended to prevent malwares and viruses.

Compatible drivers

The Ethernet driver that is used in your system needs to be compatible to the specifications of your PC. The driver must be well matched with the model of the Ethernet card. It needs to be compatible with the Operating system as well. You have to check the site of the Operating System to know about the drivers that it supports and select the correct one otherwise, many problems would arise.


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