NIC Card Roundup - PAGE 1

- Friday, July 7th, 2000 Like Share






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raydawn Jul 7, 00
Hey,


What about the Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter? I think the Intel NIC would give all those you have tested a good run for there money... And being $40 for two of them being a very decent bargain from Intel's website.

-matt

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Thorin78 Jul 7, 00
Dlink has the DFE-530TX+ NIC that supports WOL.

Description from www.buy.com
The D-Link DFE-530TX+ is made possible by the Realtek RTL8139A single-chip Fast Ethernet controller. The Realtek RTL8139A is a highly integrated and cost-effective single-chip Fast Ethernet controller that provides 32-bit performance, PCI bus master capability, and full compliance with IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T specifications and IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control. It also supports ACPI, PCI power management for modern operating systems that is capable of Operating System Directed Power Management (OSPM) to achieve the most efficient power management. The D-Link DFE-530TX+ includes two independent 2 Kbyte receive and transmit FIFO's (First in First out) buffers to improve memory transfer efficiency, an integrated N-Way auto-negotiating transceiver, and a Wake-up on LAN (WOL) capability. The board includes a WOL connector and cable.

The price is $14.95 at www.buy.com which would make it the cheapest card if it were included in the roundup.
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Redemption Jul 7, 00
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Dlink has the DFE-530TX+ NIC that supports WOL.
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The price is $14.95 at www.buy.com which would make it the cheapest card if it were included in the roundup.
The D-Link is already in the roundup on page 8. They were one of the first to participate. Unfortunately, it came in 7th place for CPU usage, and 4th for xfer times. And LOTS of the cards go for $14.95 , we just listed the "estimated price" which is sort of a combination net and retail price. If you check on each page dedicated toa single card, you can also find the lowest prices of each card, and you will find that they are all well below the estimated prices.

Our price enging affiliate also finds it at around $14.95.
http://neoseeker.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=39300&getprod=1

As for Intel... they never responded to our request in time, neither did SMC (which is a shame). Don't worry though, we intend on pursuing them and coming out with results to see just how those cards stack up.
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pd Jul 12, 00
I agree with raydawn...The intel pro management 100+ adapter is a great card. At my shop we do a lot of quick swapping and the netgear fa310 gets used alot but I love the intel card.
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hullfan Jul 26, 00
i'm really disappointed you haven't included Intel and 3Com in the roundup, yeah, you told me they weren't there in time, but you can just go into a store and BUY ONE!
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