Summary: The product is excellent..I was attempting a configuration to isolate the DSL Modem and then operate a 2-PC Network..it was not working for me..my Network kept getting confused about IP-address../if you don't have a Ethernet PORT..this is your product..I was also able to force its installation--as the CD that comes w/the Product won't LOAD on Vista or WIN 7..took some doing but the Ethernet Card will install without harming your PC.
Summary: I formally had a discontinued 3Com card that was factory installed. When I bought my new Linksys Wireless router 320n for my home I needed a faster and better card in my desktop. The Linksys EG1032 was the perfect match for my aging Dell 8200 desktop.Accessing the internet has shown more life on my Dell desktop and for the low cost of this card it was more than worth it. Good card, good choice....
Summary: Ok, it's a basic PCI gigabit ethernet card. Probably not one you want to buy however, since Linksys says they may never provide Windows 7 drivers. However it *is* possible to get this card working fine in Windows 7 if you have a Version 3 form of the card (the currently shipping version). You can find the required download by googling for RealTek and "SID:1364590" which should find you RealTek's Windows 7 driver installer (dated 2009/10/23).
Summary: This product works great on my PCs with XP and Win Vista but as soon as I upgraded to Win 7 64 bit it became a doorstop. No support as of yet for Win7 64 from Linksys... If your looking for any other OS, this is a great card but if you plan on Win 7 look elsewhere. Real Shame. Update: Just wanted to update everyone that I have spoken with Linksys support and they told me that their not sure Win 7 drivers will ever be created for this product.
Summary: Purchased card and installed drivers provided on CD with product. Had problem with Ethernet LAN wiring that runs through my surge protection device APC BX1500LCD (which only supports 10/100 pass-through speed). Solution was to have Ethernet bypass APC BX1500LCD to allow Gigabit LAN speed. Purchasing an APC PNET1GB device to add RJ-45 protection back for PC.
Summary: I'm upgrading my home network to gigabit wired, N wireless. I have a Linksys 610N as the router/switch, a Netgear GS605 as a local switch to connect an older pc and a work laptop with a gigabit ethernet port. I installed this card (EG1032) in the older PC and installed the driver. Going forward I had much slower boot times, and the CPU pegged at 100% all of the time. Yes, I did have network connectivity, but the PC was almost impossible to use.
Summary: I am editing this review to help anyone who is looking for Gigabit performance cheap. I assume you are if you are looking at this product. After being unable to use this card to backup my computer with Powerquest Driveimage, I continued to use it. Then I discovered its problems with performance. First of all let me state the things you will need to do to get maximum transfer speeds under Windows XP: 1) The network processing needs to be FAST to handle GIG.