D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter: The D-Link DGE-530T is a 10/100/1000Mbps copper Gigabit PCI card for servers and workstations. Current systems running at 10Mbps and 100Mbps can be upgraded to Gigabit Ethernet, eliminating network bottlenecks, and increasing productivity. Integrate Gigabit now and you can save time, money, and downtime because the DGE-530T will automatically detect and run at higher speeds when it becomes available.The DGE-530T supports SNMP for remote troubleshooting and management, ACPI for lower power consumption, and WoL for remote wake. This helps to lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The card also features on-board screening of VLAN Tagged Ethernet frames, allowing you to assign multiple subnets to each server and isolate devices within each VLAN from the rest of the network for better traffic control and security. It also supports 802.1p Priority Tagging to allow you to prioritize traffic. The card also features embedded flow control and independent FIFO, providing a means to protect against possible data loss during transmission on the network. With the Cable Diagnostic feature, the card will automatically detect whether you have a bad cable, making your troubleshooting task easier.
worked well for me on cable modem. now works great for friend using DSL. I pulled from my old computer got driver download here and installed in
Network adapter either works or doesn't, I really have no 'cons'.
I got this network card from a friend used a year or so ago because I had no intergrated LAN with no install cd. Microsoft can't provide driver but can be found as free download. I used for at least a year then passed it along to another friend with the same results. All in all I think its proven itself already and still doing the job. Its on at least its third computer and still rolling along.