Any suggestion for an inexpensive Vista compatible PCI Ethernet card?


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NIV Consulting

I am currently running my home PC on Windows XP Professional SP2 (32-
bit) and would like to upgrade to Vista Business (32-bit). I ran the
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor hardware scan on my PC and all of my
hardware checked out to be Vista ready, EXCEPT for my Ethernet
(network) card.

According to Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, there is no data about
this Ethernet card and that I may need to get the proper Vista-
compatible driver (that is, if one is available). The Ethernet card
that I have installed in my PC is a D-Link DFE-500TX PCI Fast Ethernet
Adapter (Rev B/C). I would like to find an inexpensive PCI Ethernet
card that is known to be Vista compatible / Vista ready, "out of the
box".

With this in mind, can anyone suggest me an inexpensive Vista
compatible PCI Ethernet (network) card(s)?
 
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Tiberius

that card works with generic drivers from vista and after windows update it
downloads
the specific new driver for it
 
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The poster formerly known as Nina DiBoy

NIV said:
I am currently running my home PC on Windows XP Professional SP2 (32-
bit) and would like to upgrade to Vista Business (32-bit). I ran the
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor hardware scan on my PC and all of my
hardware checked out to be Vista ready, EXCEPT for my Ethernet
(network) card.

You need to double check the compatibility of all of you software and
hardware at the mfg's websites because the upgrade advisor will probably
miss things. It told me that all of my system was compatible and in
reality my NIC and my sound needed to be upgraded, not to mention
several programs I run.
According to Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, there is no data about
this Ethernet card and that I may need to get the proper Vista-
compatible driver (that is, if one is available). The Ethernet card
that I have installed in my PC is a D-Link DFE-500TX PCI Fast Ethernet
Adapter (Rev B/C). I would like to find an inexpensive PCI Ethernet
card that is known to be Vista compatible / Vista ready, "out of the
box".

With this in mind, can anyone suggest me an inexpensive Vista
compatible PCI Ethernet (network) card(s)?

Get a linksys gigabit ethernet card for under $30. They are all
compatible with Vista ( in my experience, YMMV). That's what I did and
it worked out really well for me on Vista Business.

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