Summary: This network adapter provides good performance and an excellent price and should adequately serve the networking needs of most users. However, I had a few stability issues in one system after installing this card. Moreover, it doesn't offer the extra performance, management features, and support of a premium NIC, although such frills should not be expected at this price level.
Excerpt: Although it's rare these days to buy a computer lacking a built-in ethernet card, we had an older one lying around that we wanted on the network and it lacked a card. My wife picked up this card at OfficeDepot along with a Linksys 5-port workgroup switch for $29.99 on a buy-one get one free deal. I installed it in the PC, and I used the supplied CD-ROM to set it up. I think I had to click the mouse 4 times or less in order to complete the installation. Done.
Summary: I'm extremely pleased with this product. I purchased it to get away from using the USB connection for my cable internet connection. On USB, the computer would hang quite frequently. I've not experienced any hangs since installation of this card. Installation went smoothly; very impressed with its performance.
Summary: I dropped this card into my Dell tower, which has partitions for Fedora Core 3 Linux (the one I use most) and Windows ME (only used when I have to.) It worked great. So I put another one into my wife's Quantum, which runs NT 4. Installation took a little more fiddling, but the card worked flawlessly after I'd found the right driver. It's inexpensive and it does everything we need for home networking.
Summary: I just bought this network card for cable internet access and it was so quick and easy to install. I have Windows Me and the guide that comes with the card for installation purposes was very user-friendly, photos included. Would recommend this to others.
Summary: this is a great card ive used in many systems, and it always installs flaswlessly. On some systems, I have tried more expensive 3com 10/100 nics and have compatibility issues, so i use this card and everything works perfect. You cant go wrong with this card and this price.
Inexpensive network card, clear manual, and it works !!
Jerry Bull "Gerald M. Bull", Amazon
4 September 2003
Summary: Our review title just about says it all -- for very little money, and merely opening up the PC tower and popping this in, we were connected to the network in no time with no trouble. The manual was clear and correct (amazing!). We can see why Linksys has a good reputation -- we are completely satisfied !
Summary: I bought like a dozen of these cards ranging from Version 4 to version 5.1 and all of them work very well in my LAN. I will recommend them to my friends and continue to buy them for my desktop PCs. They slap in and install perfectly w/o any problems. I've never had one fail or run erratically. STRONG BUY.
D. R. Jeanclerc "Reader, Listener & Obsessive..., Amazon
9 August 2003
Summary: Don't you just love when plug n play really works the way that it is supposed to? It took all of two minutes to pop this reliable performer into my WinXP machine. XP immediately recognized it upon bootup; I didn't even need to use the driver CD that came with the card. Performance since then has been exactly what I expected with no hiccups.
Summary: Picked this up at a local store and glad I didn't pay more for another brand. I got it for my dad who's finally going DSL. Installation was a breeze in his Win98 system. The package already comes with the latest drivers for the various flavors of Win95 and Win98, and if you use WinXP, the OS already has the drive for this card built-in, so it's pure plug-n-play.