Doesn't work with Vista, however plug and play in Linux (Fedora 9).
CAGE "Dumb Grad Student", Amazon
26 November 2009
Summary: I could never get the Vista driver to install properly. The one on the CD didn't work, the one on their website didn't either. The Realtek driver that installed itself automatically made my machine unstable. I called tech support and the lady hardly paid attention to my problem, and instead read from an annoying script as is what appears now standard for outsourced tech support.
Summary: Got this card yesterday as I wanted my wife's Acer notebook to be capable of gigabit speeds on our LAN. The Realtek chipset is used on this card and when I inserted it in the slot Windows Vista Home Premium failed to load the generic Realtek driver for the card but it was easy to find and install the driver from the Realtek site. Once that was done the card worked as advertised.
Summary: I've used this with two completely different generations of notebooks: a 7-year-old IBM ThinkPad X21 still running on a Pentium III processor (!!!) and a much more recent Lenovo ThinkPad X200 with a Core 2 Duo. No problem in either case. Driver installation is a breeze and it works like a charm under both XP and Vista (tried both x32 and x64, no problem).
Summary: I've had this gigabit Ethernet card for two years. It worked great until the card suddenly acted strange and then died. For the price, though, I would say that I've been satisfied with it. I was using it with WinXP.
J_Onyx "I never let my schooling interfere wi..., Amazon
23 September 2009
Summary: Reviews of computing devices are useless if not specific. This Ethernet adapter is plug & play in the IBM\Lenovo T-60 laptop, running PuppyLinux (5.0 "Lucid"), PuppyLinux 431, Linux Mint 9 & gOS 3.X. By "plug & play", I mean these Linux Distros will auto identify & run the adapter on boot up.