Summary: Installation was typical. Opened computer and plugged card into empty slot. I bought this to plug into a Windows XP box to replace a failed 10/100mbps card. I'm using this slightly older machine as a multimedia box connected to my TV. The only issue was the installation application, under XP, kept asking for a missing DLL file that was not in the mini-DVD's XP folder.
Summary: Easy to install. Used this to replace my network card that was fried by a recent lightning storm. I was off to the races in seconds. The hardest part of the install was unhooking and then rebooking all of cables to my computer.
Summary: Nic works as all network cards would work, it works great, super easy to install. I didn't realize this is an older Ethernet card so the last drivers updated for this card are a few years ago.
Summary: Yes I have 300+Mbs internet. No joke. Fiber right to my house. It will be going to 1 gigabit by the end of 2014. Unfortunately my PC is so old I am actually limited on downloads by HDD write speed! Ha I bet most people dont realize that. Anyway 4 stars because it works perfectly, -1 star because the driver installation is a bit involved. ** You really have to read the directions!!
Summary: No problems at all with these. Ordered two. Both running on BSD (firewall) machine. One inside and one outside. I don't anticipate any problem with these cards in the near future. A typical Gigabit PCI network card. I will order more of these in the future.
Summary: I purchased this card to put into a Linux server machine i use as a web server, NAS, media server, vpn, ftp solution. It's basically used for everything. I only had a 10/100 card that was on-board. I am currently running Ubuntu Server 10.04.2 x64. 2.6.32-31. I disabled the on-board 10/100 card, put this card in.. and immediately the Linux server was able to detect the card. "ifconfig -a" listed it as eth1; I setup the parameters for the card (ip address etc..
Summary: I needed some extra interfaces for a home lab Linux/KVM server for testing and these are working well for me. You can't beat them at this price point. Comes with a driver CD if you are going to install on a WIndows machine. So far so good!
Summary: I'm going to have to say this is the best value in this product space. The Realtek chip used is really quite reliable, and I'm not easy to please. The Intel chip is better performance wise, but only by about 5% on the top end, however costs at least double, if not more. 95% of people won't be able to tell the difference in the performance even if they try pretty hard, and in the application this will be used, it won't be an issue anyway since maximum network traffic...