with a bit of tweaking, adapter is great for price
Tim Wachter, Amazon
19 November 2013
Summary: i bought this to replace the 10/100 adapter in my vista / debian box when the adapter died. i was in the process of rolling everything over to gigabit on the home network, so the timing was great :) anyways, i noticed a quick gain in speed when transferring from the pc over to my buffalo nas, but not the jump in speed i was hoping for. the pre-installed drivers within vista were outdated, so i grabbed the updated drivers.
Summary: I got these to install a Sophos UTM Home Edition computer as a second firewall on my home network. They worked great out of the box. Anyone looking for a quality, free web filter that works with every device on your network I recommend these network cards with the Sophos UTM Home Edition software.
Summary: It works as indicated and for a great price. I figure my desktop does not have the processing power necessary to take advantage of my gigabit fiber internet but speed tests read above 100Mb which I guess was the first goal when upgrading from a 100Mb card.
Summary: If you have a Desktop computer, often times one of the first things to fail on it, especially if it has been the victim of an electrical surge, is the ethernet port built on to the motherboard. Don't fear the end of the motherboard. Slap one of these into the machine (CAREFULLY) and move on. This is built for a full size desktop, but I believe there was a slide included in the package to allow it to be sized down to fit a slimline computer.
Summary: Originally I had purchased the Intel version and that was a huge disappointment. It was a bear to install and I still don't know how I got it to work. Then, it just up and quit on me after just over 2 months. I ordered this one for about 40% of the cost of the Intel one and it installed itself (Windows 7) and was running like a champ with no problems! I'm very happy with it.
Summary: Lightning took out the same computer 3 times in two months - each time it was the network card. Sigh. This network card installed easily (driver installed first) and worked on first boot. I will return to purchase again if needed.