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Cons: -Runs Extremely Hot, -Drivers were extremely out of date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 .
Summary: The gigabit part is somewhat of a misnomer. Whilst the package arrived promptly and was a breeze to fit and intall - well done to the manufacturer and retailer- the download speeds on my PC have remained exactly the same at 100mbps. The card optimises itself automatically it seems, so maybe its my PC, but the whole point of the purchase was to improve download speeds on my fibreoptic broadband enabled PC.
Summary: Upgraded the 10/100 ethernet card in an older XP/Ubuntu dual boot. XP requires you to point to the driver from the CD. Ubuntu just gets on with it as you'd expect. Transfer times improved, quick and efficient upgrade for older systems.
No firmware user interface supplied with TG-3269 or available online
GUY F CHRISTIANSON, Amazon
31 December 2012
Summary: Very good hardware quality but the 'Resources' disk supplied states that it is for the wireless version. (This is the wired version) Firmware user interface was not supplied - one has to use the basic Windows OS to make and change settings. The TP-Link website does not have any firmware for the TG-3269 and they have not replied to either of the emails I sent.
Summary: On Windows XP Service Pack 3, this was a little bit weird to install. 1. I shut off the computer, disconnected all the cables, then I touched a metal radiator to earth myself. 2. Opened the case, put the card into a normal PCI slot (one of the several white ones, for those who do not know.) 3. Put everything back on. Switched on the PC. The green lights on the back of the card came on. 4.