Summary: Works perfect so far as it should. It's a network card so not a lot to say. Speed tests showed good throughput. Windows 7 found the device and auto installed the drivers so installation was as simple as plugging it in and booting the PC. If the card fails in less than a year I will provide an update.
Summary: I wanted to be able to get large files to the computer that we use as a media server more quickly. The 12MByte/second transfer rate I got on our 100 Mbit/s cards was OK and more than enough for streaming, but I wanted more speed for copying movies from one computer to the other. Installation was very easy.
Summary: It is a pretty good adapter. I didn't use the driver software that it came with because it was outdated instead It automatically found the necessary driver it needed on my pc and updated the driver using windows update. I haven't had any problems with it and it seems like it does just as good as the more expensive brands out there. I would recommend buying this one before wasting your money on something that costs twice as much.
Summary: Unless you limit these to 100Mbps in linux using mii-tool, you'll see lots of packet loss (50%+). It's a well documented problem with any RTL-8169 based NIC that I've experienced with multiple of these using high quality category 6 cabling.
Summary: I needed to upgrade my media server (win2k3 home server) and my home theater pc (win7 home premium) to gigabit from their built in 100bt NICs. I couldn't stream large 24gb+ 1080p high def mkv files, the network wasn't fast enough. But i also didn't want to dump a bunch of money into new cards so i checked out these Trendnet cards, i picked them up for 10 bucks each at another store. These cards install in a regular 32bit PCI slot.