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: Great little Gigabit NIC for $18. I usually purchase the Intel 1000GT for PCI applications but this is just a simple setup that did not require the high end Intel card. The biggest issue is that the card runs EXTREMELY hot at idle or at load. I have read with my Fluke temp meter upwards of 75C on the back of the card which worries me. How long this thing will last is a valid question...
Pros: -Price ($10 cheaper than any other Gigabit PCI card), -Realtek 8169/8110 Chipset Card
Cons: -Runs Extremely Hot, -Drivers were extremely out of date
Summary: This card works perfectly simple to install and lots if settings you can adjust to get the best performance from it. I would recommend this card to anyone wanting to upgrade from on-board network or older card .