Summary: I was running a Intel PRO S, I play an on-line World War II Sim called Warbirds, The Linksys Gigabyte 32-bit Network Adapter EG1032 is a great improvement over that will never look back would highly recommend the EG1032 to anyone who is thinking about an upgrade.
Summary: I used two of these Gigabit NICs to replace 100Mbps existing NICs. Some simple benchmarks showed a 4.5X enhancement in speed in copying a 250MB file. I used a Netgear Gigabit (GS605) switch, with existing Cat 5 cables as it was difficult to replace the cabling.
Pros: Quick setup, fast transfer rates, good documentation.
Summary: What is there to say? It's a gigabit ethernet card, and it just plain works! That is the advantage of buying Linksys products. I plugged it into my computer that has a dual-boot to Vista and Windows Home Server. The driver was detected, and there was nothing for me to install. What could be easier. My Gigabit Ethernet switch identified it as a 1Gbps connection, so that was good. I noticed faster backups over my network afterwards (upgraded from 100Mbps).
Summary: I bought two of these network interface cards to upgrade two older computers on my home network. Windows XP recognized the cards in both computers and the driver installation was quick and easy using the supplied CD. I do not have a 1000Mbps router, so I can't comment on the 1000Mbps performance, but the improvement in going from 10 Mbps to 100Mbps is obvious and meets my needs at this time.
Pros: Manufacturer's good reputation; good price; easy installation.
Summary: I have an old Dell 2400 that came with an integrated ethernet adapter. I recently installed Verizon Fios and when it came time to check it's speed I got a rating of 2500/400. Mind you I have the 15/2 service so I knew it was time to upgrade to a better card. I choose this because of the price, future-proof, internet use, and transfer speed. Now connected to the internet I get a rating of 15200/2000 which is exactly what I have.
Pros: Easy installation Fast internet speed Amazingly fast transfer speeds over a network
Summary: I purchased two of these cards. One for a Windows XP Desktop and the Other for a Linux (Debian) Workstation. In both cases I just plugged in the Cards and booted up. Under LInux I made sure that the r8169 module was loaded. Under Windows I popped in the Driver CD that came with the Card. And I then proceeded to normally configure networking under both Operatiing Systems. I've been using both cards since with no issues.
Pros: *Plug and Play. *Well Supported under Linux (even though the box doesn't mention it.) *Very Reasonably Priced (if you Shop around and look for rebates!)
Cons: CPU utilization is a little higher than other Cards.
Summary: I would not recommend these cards. The one of my mother boards would not allow me to get to windows because the conflicts were so severe. Then I tried updating the drivers to the latest XP IRQ work, but that didn't solve a thing. Don't call Linksys support about it either. All they told me to do was move the cards to different PCI slot, which I had already tried. They provided not other suggestions or solution.
Cons: I have three computers and this card didn't work with any of them. It has major issues with sharing IRQ's.
Summary: After a month of using my Kingston network adapter (transfering files through network was a pain) so I thought it was because the network card connected to the network at 10 mbps so I needed a new one. After getting the Linksys EG1032 my transfers were insanely fast and the best part was it was easily installed.
Pros: Plug and Play 1 GB LAN enables me to back up all my files onto my LAN PC (60 gb) in less than an hour The thought of having a Linkysys adapter and Linksys Router makes me think its more compatible.^