Excerpt: I needed an ethernet pci card to replace a bad ethernet port on my motherboard. This card fit the bill perfectly. Installation was as easy as clicking it into a PCI slot and plugging the cat 5e cable into it.
Solid Ethernet Card w/ Constant Use, Tiger Direct is Awesome
24 September 2014
Summary: Over the summer one of the small business' that I work for computers was an unfortunate target of a thunder and lightning storm. Although plugged into a surge protector, one lightning strike was a little too close.
Summary: Linux loves it, and I do too. Wired is best, but if you gotta go wireless and you don't want to break the bank on AC, and a power line adapter like a TRENDnet Powerline 500 AV2 adapter won't work, then this is hard to beat.
Summary: If you're looking to add gigabit connectivity to a legacy PC this is a great way to go. Inexpensive and well made. I've been running 4 of these for a few years now. As easy to install as any other card. It works well.
Solid performance for traditional use...be careful for exotic uses.
E. loren Buhle, Jr. "Loren BUhle", Amazon
6 July 2014
Summary: Inexpensive and solid performance. Recognized by most OSes for traditional use...some challenges when binding multiple NIC cards together under FreeNAS to increase bandwidth (works fine splitting across multiple subnets, providing fall-back NIC support, etc).
Summary: I've used these cards extensively on many of my pc's. At some point in time the mobo netwrk port will fail. You might as well buy one of these and be ready or just go on and use it when you get it.