Realtek network controller not found on windows 10, 8, 7

Many Realtek network adapter users are reporting that they see an error telling them “The Realtek Network Controller was not found“. If you are also being troubled by this error, don’t worry! Here are four fixes you can try. You may not have khổng lồ try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.

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Method 1: Update your network adapter driverMethod 2: Remix your BIOSMethod 3: Troubleshoot your hardwareMethod 4: Prevent your network adapter from getting in sleep mode

Method 1: Update your network adapter driver

The error may occur if you are using the wrong network driver or it is out of date. You should update your network adapter driver lớn see if this fixes your problem. If you’re not confident playing around with drivers, you can bởi it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system và find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to lớn know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need lớn risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, & you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

It can also help you update your network driver when your computer is disconnected from the Internet. To vì so:

1) Install Driver Easy on your computer. Then open this program.

2) Click Tools 


3) Click Offline Scan.


4) Select Offline Scan & then click Continue.


5) Choose a location lớn save sầu your scan result. Then click Offline Scan to lớn perform the scan.


6) Copy the result to lớn another computer that has Internet access. Then install và open Driver Easy on that computer.

7) Go lớn Tools -> Offline Scan.

8) Select Upload Offline Scan File. Then click Continue.


9) Upload the scan result & click continue.


10) Click Download lớn download the correct driver for your network adapter.


11) Move sầu the driver file to lớn your computer. Then double clichồng it lớn install the driver.

12) Restart your computer. If this method works for you, you will not see the error again.

2) Rephối your BIOS

It is possible that your Realtek Network Controller cannot be found because of some faulty settings in your BIOS. Try resetting your BIOS khổng lồ mặc định settings and see if this fixes the error.

WARNING: Configuring BIOS is very risky and can bring about unexpected consequences. You must be very cautious about your operation.

To rephối your BIOS:

1) Enter BIOS.

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2) Press the left arrow key on your keyboard until the Exit tab is highlighted. Then select Load Setup Default.


NOTE: The names and locations of these items can be different depending on the BIOS in your computer.

3) Save sầu & exit BIOS. Then kiểm tra lớn see if this fixes the error.

Method 3: Troubleshoot your hardware

You may encounter the error if there are problems with your RAM or network adapter. You should have sầu a check on your hardware.

First you should re-plug your RAM:

1) Completely shut down your computer and unplug the power cable (or remove the battery if you are using a laptop).

2) mở cửa your computer case or remove sầu your máy tính cover.

3) Unplug your RAM (random access memory) from your motherboard.



4) Leave the RAM for half a day.

5) Plug the RAM baông xã in your computer.

6) Plug your power cable (và the battery) baông xã and power on your computer. Check khổng lồ see if the error disappears.

If the problem persists:

1) Completely shut down your computer và unplug the power cable (or remove the battery if you are using a laptop).

2) If you are using a PCI network adapter, unplug the network cable from it and plug it into the network port on the motherboard. Power on the computer & see if this fixes the error.

3) If you are using the integrated network adapter, try using an external network adapter và see if your computer can connect lớn the Internet normally

4) Prevent your network adapter from getting in sleep mode

The error may also occur because the network adapter is in sleep mode. You should change the sleep mode setting of your network adapter to lớn keep it from getting inkhổng lồ sleep mode.

1) Press the Windows hình ảnh sản phẩm key and R on your keyboard at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “devmgmt.msc” và press Enter on your keyboard.


3) Double click you Realtek network adapter in the Network adapters category.

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4) Cliông xã the nguồn Management tab. Then untick Allow the computer to turn off this device lớn save power.

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