Friday, April 14, 2006

INTEX / ZEBRONICS Fake RTC8139D/RTL8139D Lan Chipset Drivers

Continuing my further research on the low quality LAN/NIC cards available in India...
This new INTEX / ZEBRONICS card has chipsets printed saying RTC8139D or even RTL8139D....
But both these chipsets are fake...

The driver supplied with has to installed otherwise.. even Windows XP fails to autodetect and install it as a Realtek LAN Card...

The Drivers supplied are written by Silan MicroElectronics Inc, China (www.silan.com.cn)

I have tested both the cards from INTEX & ZEBRONICS with XP & SP2 and the drivers supplied worked well..
Here are those drivers which upon installation lists the LAN/NIC Card as Realtek 8139d Card..which is totally fake...
INTEX_NIC_Fake_RTL8139d.zip
Zebronics_NIC_Fake_RTL8139d.zip

Once again.. i would recommend everyone not to fall for these cards...due to low cost...
Go for standard companies like DLINK or INTEL..
Even Original Realtek Cards are available..but proper detection has to be done in order to confirm whether its original or not...
Original Realtek/Dlink/Intel based cards get automatically installed in Windows XP without any driver disk requirement...

UPDATE (27th October, 2009):
Intex Drivers can be downloaded from (Link Updated: 23rd September 2009):
Intex Technologies

or i have uploaded the latest drivers available on website to:
8139D_RTC Based Chipset
8139D_RTL Based Chipset

UPDATE (27th October, 2009)
TechCom Drivers can be downloaded from:
TechCom India

or i have uploaded the latest drivers available on website to:
8139dII_TechCom Chipset

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43 comments:

Sanath said...

Dear Shal,
thank you for your great tip on this issue, it is a wonderful eye opener for me........

Sanath

Sebastian Plaza said...

Thanks man..

your article was a great help for me..

Sebastian,
Chile.

Anonymous said...

YES THANX FOR INFORMATION.I HAVE DOUBT BUT UR POST CONFIRM ME ABOUT FAKE CHIPSET

BISO said...

Thanks a lot man.
it was very useful

Vishal said...

these intex/zebronics cards do not work on linux at all. you just need to go for DLink or an original realtek.

sud said...

hi friends,
i'm facing the problem after i reinstalled my xp and i had replaced twice in the intex service centers but its of no use.....i also suggest all of u to buy the d-link card

Anonymous said...

Add two name also TECHCOM & ENTER, both are using same i.e. Fake driver.

Anonymous said...

hey ur link was a life saver... was looking for the "fake" realtek NIC drivers since long (as my assembler dint gimme tat), ur link made my day!!

also, a very interesting and debatable issue of this so called fake chipset... wats wrong in having them, as long as they work! i mean so far, for me this card has done excellent job (it was when i formatted my system when i realized tat i dint had d drivers!) but otherwise this card is dirt cheap (almost half d price of an "original") and stable...

but thx once again 2 u!!

Ameesh Dave -- ameeshdave(at)yahoo(dot)com

chipper said...

Thankx a lot. I was struggling with the above chipset and I am glad that now I can throw it in the dust bin

sajid said...

you saved my money man thans a lot

Anonymous said...

Very Big THANKS. I appreciate your help and this driver. my drive now working well. thanks again

Anonymous said...

hi
thank you for the information
it really worked well. i have been looking for the drivers.

Subu said...

Thanks for your Information.. and driver link......

venkatraman said...

hi,

Thanks for the information and the driver, good work continue this work

srini

Anonymous said...

pls provide working driver... as you say like techcom fake lan card RTL8139D... pls help..

lbellemore said...

wow. I've never seen anything like this before. Thanks so much for the driver.

Anonymous said...

thanks buddy.it was very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks man It was very help full.

I had tried all other places I could but only your could provide it.

Arvind
India

bevilz said...

Nice work Shalabhsneha!

Hats off to you for the effort and letting the rest of us know.

This is a note to add that machines installed with a fresh copy of Win XP SP3 will not detect the lan card and your link to the "chinese" drivers is just what people need!

Well done again.

Bevilz

salil said...

Hi,

I have a intex Lan card on which a sticker is pasted which said RTL 8139D .
I dont have the driver for it and downloaded a few also from the internet but none of them worked.

Please help. i need the driver Urgently.

Shalabhsneha Katdare said...

Hi Salil,

I have updated the post with latest drivers i could get.
Please try & see if these work for you.

Thanks,
Shalabh

Sarfaraz Shaikh said...

Thanks Man
I am form Saudi Arabia I have spend ed 1 week for searching the drivers downloaded may be 50 drivers but don't work ... Thanks Man you are great ... t for you help.... sarfaraz20@yahoo.com

rahul said...

hello sir i m using service pack 2
& having prob wid lan doesn't work
my lan is rtl8139 + tech com help me

rahul said...

Hi,

I have a Tech Com Lan card on which a sticker is pasted which said RTL 8139D .
I dont have the driver for it and downloaded a few also from the internet but none of them worked.

Please help. i need the driver Urgently.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a zillion.. !!

Anonymous said...

hey buddy, thanks for sharing this valuable information..three cheers to you... I have already bought the intex ethernet card, so, I will flow next time to go for intel or the other one...

Anonymous said...

Hi BOSS .. Why i called you boss? bcoz you open my Eye. I am head of the department in reputed manufacturing MNC. Just few days before I requested to my reportee to buy one ethernet card for home use. He purchased one from our regular vendor and paid Rs. 700 for it. Everything is fine at this moment.

Now what happened, I forgot this card to install it on PC for a week. Now when i get time i put it in PCI slot and windows asked me for Device Driver CD, which was lost by me. My god i was got irritated by searching the appropriate drive. Now when i have gone through this blog i can successfully installed driver and starts my work.

Why i wrote all above story because as i am head and i was unaware of this fake card. Its obvious to home users to easily get fooled by vendor because they haven’t good knowledge of network component. IT’S VENDOR WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SELLING FAKE MATERIAL AND PIRACY

I already given order to replace entire fake cards in my group to new branded one.


Thanks once again boss.

Anonymous said...

Once again the endless saga of China fake and counterfeit products that really made some consumers like us fall into trouble in getting the after sales support and service. Don't afraid to fork out some money and get some reliable brands. -powerwoot-

Psyrick said...

thanks! this was a great help to me!

very much appreciated!!

Anonymous said...

you are a prince
you have solved one of the greatest problem of 2008

Anonymous said...

prince can i get thiss driver for vista plz............

Anonymous said...

hi...
but the tech com link u have provided opens a 226kb zip file which contains only a read me file which says please insert the driver disk...
anyways nice insight from u towards the lan cards...

Shalabhsneha Katdare said...

Hi,

If it says 'Please insert the driver disk', then either you are not installing the driver properly or the driver file which u downloaded is not for your LAN/NIC Card.
Please double check.

Thanks,
Shalabh

v$ said...

Been searching high and low for drivers for the LAN card for xp sp3

INTEX_NIC_Fake_RTL8139d.zip
worked for me!

Thanks a zillion

Anonymous said...

It worked with intex fakedriver...

Thank you very much...

Anonymous said...

my name is mahesh cta
thank you guys
its working fine hat's off
good work

navin said...

Hi,
Thanks for the great information.

Even after trying with all the drivers mentioned in this blog... I am not able to get the driver installed and use the lan-card.

Can you please suggest a solution ?


Thanks in advance,
G S Naveen

Shalabhsneha Katdare said...

Hi Navin,

Can you please elaborate your LAN Card Manufacturer & its chipset?

Also quote any errors you might be getting while installation of the drivers.

Thanks,
Shalabhsneha

Anonymous said...

Thank u

very much

i search for drivers 3 days.but i got the drivers know thanks a lot

devendra
have nic day
bye
take care

Cosmin said...

Tnx a lot man!! U have a bear on me ;)

Anonymous said...

thx

Praveen said...

Shalabhsneha, Thanks.. I finally found Intex LAN drivers in ur blog :-)

Anonymous said...

a BEAR? grizzly or polar?

anywayz almost 6 years after having been posted, this STILL fixes problems. THANXX!! u rock.