Realtek RTL8106E

Realtek RTL8106E

Realtek RTL8106E Chipset

The Realtek RTL8106E is a network controller chip designed for providing Ethernet connectivity in laptops and desktop computers. Here are some key characteristics and features of the Realtek RTL8106E:

  1. Fast Ethernet: The RTL8106E supports Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps), making it suitable for basic wired network connections.

  2. Integrated MAC and PHY: Like other Realtek network controllers, it integrates the Media Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) into a single chip, reducing cost and complexity in network interface design.

  3. Compatibility: The RTL8106E is compatible with various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and others, making it a widely used choice for network connectivity in different computing environments.

  4. Auto-Negotiation: It supports auto-negotiation, allowing it to automatically select the highest possible network speed (10/100Mbps) and duplex mode (half or full) based on the connected network equipment.

  5. Energy Efficiency: Realtek network controllers often include energy-efficient features, reducing power consumption during periods of low network activity.

  6. Wake-On-LAN (WOL): The RTL8106E typically supports Wake-On-LAN, enabling the computer to be remotely powered on.