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Windows 7: Wired internet cards?

10 Aug 2011   #11
WH4K

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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10 Aug 2011   #12
WH4K

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Careful, don't mix up PCI-X and PCI Express. They are completely different things. PCI-X is basically two PCI slots stuck together, and is uncommon in desktops. PCI-X cards are mostly server-grade stuff and priced accordingly.

You linked to a PCI Express card, which is way more common and cheaper. That's probably what the thread starter needs.
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10 Aug 2011   #13
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Come on.... those Intel server cards are not that expensive. Pro 1000s come in a variety of brandings Dell, HP and probably more. I just got two new ones for $110. The dual ports can be a lifesaver too. I once had a Pro 1000 lose one port to lightning and the other port was OK. Moved the patch cord and I was back up. Kind of like two cards in one? I was lucky to be sure. Also they are great for experimenting. The Intel ProSet Tools offer about 5 ways to team the adapters plus tons of other settings that will take me years to grasp. I used to think cheap cards were the way to go too but in the long run these are not that expensive and you can learn a lot. Learning about stuff is never overkill in my book.
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10 Aug 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WH4K View Post
Careful, don't mix up PCI-X and PCI Express. They are completely different things.
Whoops, sorry about that typo on my part. I'm a systems admin for a living, so i deal with PCI-X cards from time to time. I mean to say PCI Express X1 and I went back and edited my post.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
Come on.... those Intel server cards are not that expensive. Pro 1000s come in a variety of brandings Dell, HP and probably more. I just got two new ones for $110. The dual ports can be a lifesaver too. I once had a Pro 1000 lose one port to lightning and the other port was OK. Moved the patch cord and I was back up. Kind of like two cards in one? I was lucky to be sure. Also they are great for experimenting. The Intel ProSet Tools offer about 5 ways to team the adapters plus tons of other settings that will take me years to grasp. I used to think cheap cards were the way to go too but in the long run these are not that expensive and you can learn a lot. Learning about stuff is never overkill in my book.
1). Most people could buy 2 single port NIC's cheaper in the event they got hit by lightning and needed a new port
2). Teaming adapters can be fun, but unless you have redundant switches and a high available network infrastructure or the ability to run etherchannel, it's not really any benefit.
3). Most enthusiasts will never care to learn that much about NIC's and networking in general. They just want to use their computer. While I think learning is great, not sure if this is an area where most will get return on investment.
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10 Aug 2011   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If the OP is only using the NIC for internet access then any gigabit adapter is overkill, especially if the router only has 100megabit ports.
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11 Aug 2011   #16
watcher6342

WIN 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT
 
 

this is my mobo..Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA790X-UD4P..my comp is/was the wired comp on my home network.like i said, the NIC on the mobo is fried and my linksys g wifi took a hit also. i want to bump my wifi to N but i need to get back online first, on my desktop. my kids comps are just fine, they never lost a step.
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