D-Link Network Adapter

D-Link Network Adapter (DGE-530T)

PCI - 1 x RJ-45 - 10/100/1000Base-T

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Description

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.

Main Features

  • Host Interface: PCI
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x RJ-45
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5e
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Management:

    Network Management:

  • SNMPv1 and Integrated Cable Diagnostics
  • Protocols: SNMP
  • Status Indicators:

  • Link
  • Activity
  • Temperature: 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating
  • Temperature: -13°F (-25°C) to 131°F (55°C) Storage
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Dimensions: 51 mm Height x 124 mm Width
  • Weight (Approximate): 231 g
  • Additional Information:

  • QoS: Support 802.1p Priority Tagging
  • VLANs: Support For 802.1q VLANs
  • PCI Local BUS Master: Supports 2.1/2.2
  • Power Management: Wake-On-LAN (WoL) and ACPI 2.0
  • Compatibility:

  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
  • Novell Netware 4.2/5.x/6.x
  • Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Later (Kernel 2.4.18-3 and Later)
  • Certifications & Standards:

  • 802.3: Ethernet
  • 802.3u: Fast Ethernet
  • 802.3ab: Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.1p: Priority Tagging
  • 802.1q: VLANs
  • 802.3x: Flow Control
  • Emissions:

  • CE MarkB
  • BCCI-B
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick
  • FCC Class B
  • Standard Warranty: Lifetime Limited
  • Parts Warranty/Labor: 3 Year
  • General Information

    Product TypeGigabit Ethernet Card
    Brand NameD-Link
    ManufacturerD-Link Systems, Inc
    Product ModelDGE-530T
    Product NameNetwork Adapter
    Manufacturer Part NumberDGE-530T
    Manufacturer Website Addresswww.dlink.ca
    Marketing Information

    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.

    Interfaces/Ports

    Number of Ports1
    Interfaces/Ports1 x RJ-45
    Host InterfacePCI

    Media & Performance

    Twisted Pair Cable StandardCategory 5e

    Network & Communication

    Network Technology10/100/1000Base-T

    Management & Protocols

    Management

    Network Management:

  • SNMPv1 and Integrated Cable Diagnostics
  • ProtocolsSNMP

    Controls/Indicators

    Status Indicators

  • Link
  • Activity
  • Environmental Conditions

    Humidity5% to 95% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
    Temperature-13°F (-25°C) to 131°F (55°C) Storage

    Physical Characteristics

    Form FactorInternal
    Dimensions51 mm Height x 124 mm Width
    Weight (Approximate)231 g

    Miscellaneous

    Certifications & Standards

  • 802.3: Ethernet
  • 802.3u: Fast Ethernet
  • 802.3ab: Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.1p: Priority Tagging
  • 802.1q: VLANs
  • 802.3x: Flow Control
  • Emissions:

  • CE MarkB
  • BCCI-B
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick
  • FCC Class B
  • Compatibility

  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
  • Novell Netware 4.2/5.x/6.x
  • Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Later (Kernel 2.4.18-3 and Later)
  • Additional Information

  • QoS: Support 802.1p Priority Tagging
  • VLANs: Support For 802.1q VLANs
  • PCI Local BUS Master: Supports 2.1/2.2
  • Power Management: Wake-On-LAN (WoL) and ACPI 2.0
  • Warranty

    Parts Warranty/Labor3 Year
    Standard WarrantyLifetime Limited
    April 26, 2011 Bob says:
    Put it in my machine as a 2nd NIC. Installed and worked without any problems on a win7 64bit system. Seems to operate fine, have not had a chance to do any…
    March 23, 2011 ANIK says:
    excellent product, good price, worked the first time, I appreciate the speed of 1000Mbps
    March 18, 2011 Jon says:
    Pros: Cheap enough to use when replacing a 10/100 card.
    Comes with a second bracket allowing an easy conversion to a half height card.
    I cannot speak for all Internet Service Providers (ISP), but one of the local ones here ONLY tests D-Link hardware on their network, and I've had huge problems with other brands on this ISP's network, and none with D-Link.
    Cons: If you don't do the following two steps, it may not work:
    (1) go to DLink's support site, and download and install the latest drivers BEFORE physically installing the card. The first drivers that claim to support Windows 7 came out in late February 2011, so cards could be on your computer store shelf with older drivers on their CD-ROM for years to come.
    (2) remove or disable any other NIC (Network Interface Card) before installing this one, especially defective ones. Including NICs built into the motherboard, which typically require BIOS changes. In my case setting "Onboard LAN Controller" to Disabled.
    Cheap enough to use when replacing a 10/100 card.
    Comes with a second bracket allowing an easy conversion to a half height card.
    I cannot speak for all Internet Service Providers (ISP), but one of the local ones here ONLY tests D-Link hardware on their network, and I've had huge problems with other brands on this ISP's network, and none with D-Link. If you don't do the following two steps, it may not work:
    (1) go to DLink's support site, and download and install the latest drivers BEFORE physically installing the card. The first
    March 17, 2011 Alert5 says:
    For the price, if you can find it, its a great deal. My ASUS P7P55D-E Pro with Win7 x64 did not even detect this in a PCI slot until I loaded the CD provided…
    March 4, 2011 Joseph says:
    Had to purchase this after i couldn't find onboard nic drivers to work with 2008 64bit, saw someones else review about this working with windows 2008 so, I…
    February 26, 2011 wolf-wolf says:
    easy windows 7 install. worked right away.
    February 18, 2011 von says:
    Excellent value product that worked as advertised.
    February 18, 2011 evansch says:
    I then placed it in my newer machine, an AMD DualCore with 2GBs of ram, and it was recognized by FreeNAS right away. I'm happy and my FreeNAS machine lives!!!
    January 14, 2011 Stevebob says:
    Hey im a windows 7 user and it might take you a few minutes to figure it out but once its got the correst drivers it works great!
    December 30, 2010 Samsters says:
    Pros: Works ok and pretty speedy with Jumbo Frames maxed out, BUT
    Cons: IF you have 3GB of RAM (or more) installed on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, the adapter does not work.
    In my case, the driver installs ok, but when it tries to get an IP, the adapter only retrieves a self-assigned IP (169.x.x.x)
    Subtract RAM down to 2GB and it works just fine. Tested on two Windows 7 64-bit systems.
    Works ok and pretty speedy with Jumbo Frames maxed out, BUT IF you have 3GB of RAM (or more) installed on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, the adapter does not work.
    In my case, the driver installs ok, but when it tries to get an IP, the adapter only retrieves a self-assigned IP (169.x.x.x)
    Subtract RAM down to 2GB and it works just fine. Tested on two Windows 7 64-bit systems. Others have reported different symptoms with => 4GB RAM, and Marvel (chipset maker for the card) has apparently said it will NOT be fixing this issue.
    O chipset developers. . . I don't think it's a big secret we want 64-bit systems so we can install LOTS of RAM
    December 14, 2010 Aaron says:
    I have purchased and installed over 60 of these NIC's in workstations on our network. They are reliable, fast, inexpensive and have great driver support in…
    November 23, 2010 Bill says:
    Nothing fancy but it was completely installed on the client desktop within 15 minutes including driver install. Quick install, cheap price, works well.
    October 7, 2010 shollz says:
    Works just fine. This replaced a faulty onboard NIC on a MOBO.
    October 3, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Well for the price you cant go wrong. Its much faster then onboard 10/100. If you need a cheap upgrade for faster internet and faster file transfers this is it.
    Cons: Its PCI meaning that it will never get to 1000Mb/s but its still faster then 10/100Mb/s
    Well for the price you cant go wrong. Its much faster then onboard 10/100. If you need a cheap upgrade for faster internet and faster file transfers this is it. Its PCI meaning that it will never get to 1000Mb/s but its still faster then 10/100Mb/s For what it is i give it 5 eggs i bought this for like $5 even for $15 this is a great price
    September 27, 2010 Rancherman says:
    I put the card in according to the directions. It did not come up and running until I determined the driver needed to be loaded from the Windows Vista drivers…
    September 19, 2010 Tom says:
    Installed and set up with no problems.
    September 14, 2010 ebonwarrior says:
    Installed and worked great with Windows Server 2008
    August 28, 2010 PoorInRich says:
    I'm not sure what the previous reviewer meant when he said this card doesn't work with Vista. I plugged in my card, turned on my PC, installed the driver, and have not…
    August 15, 2010 Ty says:
    Pros: Great card, works, no driver problems.
    Cons: None
    Great card, works, no driver problems. None It's reasonable.
    August 14, 2010 UT1 says:
    We took a lightning strike tha tdisabled the onboard LAN on my wife's desktop. She runs a 64 bit machine with xp64, it's at times a challenge to find things…
    July 29, 2010 AJ says:
    Works on opensolaris with the skge driver! Easy to setup.
    July 22, 2010 Expert says:
    This card will not, absolutely will not work with vista, even though the card is supposedly compatible according to the manufacturer
    July 11, 2010 Dave says:
    Down loads that took 1hour and 20 min. took only 5 min. after install.
    July 10, 2010 Turk says:
    Preforms as expected. I have always had good luck with D-Link products.
    June 20, 2010 G says:
    Installation was easy,software loading easy, only load software first,before hardware. This will cause problems on setup. Otherwise well worth the price.
    June 8, 2010 TMTrick says:
    I bought three of these adapters, two were installed in PCs running XP, and one was for a with Business Vista. I am familiar with PCs and Networks and had no…
    June 7, 2010 Keni says:
    A bit misleading. The box claims minimum system to be windows XP yet they also claim in their data the fact that it is supported by windows 2000. That's the…
    June 2, 2010 VykLe says:
    Pros: It's a decent piece of hardware, comes with a low-profile bracket, just for good measure, and it was easy to install, nothing was harmed in the transport and I have a long sheet of paper to play with now! Comes with a disc just in case your system doesn't automatically recognize it.
    Cons: Pricey for a PCI slot card, but it will do.
    It's a decent piece of hardware, comes with a low-profile bracket, just for good measure, and it was easy to install, nothing was harmed in the transport and I have a long sheet of paper to play with now! Comes with a disc just in case your system doesn't automatically recognize it. Pricey for a PCI slot card, but it will do.
    May 29, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It works like a network board should. It's a network board what more should anyone expect?
    Cons: None.
    It works like a network board should. It's a network board what more should anyone expect? None. I don't remember why I bought this. I assume the onboard network adapter was either inferior, damaged or absent. This board has been in several machines so I feel it's a proven piece of hardware.
    May 16, 2010 nessie says:
    Ethernet on motherboard stopped working. This was a quick and easy fix!
    May 11, 2010 Lonnie says:
    It has worked excellent after getting seated in the slot.
    May 9, 2010 Mentalfloss says:
    Pros: Who said no Windows 7 support?
    https://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=D-Link%20DGE-530T%2010/100/1000%20Gigabit%20Desktop%20PCI%20Ethernet%20Adapter&v=D-%20Adapters&os=64-bit
    Cons: n/a
    Who said no Windows 7 support?
    https://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=D-Link%20DGE-530T%2010/100/1000%20Gigabit%20Desktop%20PCI%20Ethernet%20Adapter&v=D-%20Adapters&os=64-bit n/a
    May 2, 2010 CH says:
    Adapter on motherboard failed, purchased this D-Link as a fix. Works better than expected, fast transfer speed between pcs. Will purchase another if needed.
    April 30, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It was detected on boot by my FreeNAS/ZFS server and compatible drivers were installed automatically. Nice no hassle install, just plugged it in and was up and running.
    Cons: None
    It was detected on boot by my FreeNAS/ZFS server and compatible drivers were installed automatically. Nice no hassle install, just plugged it in and was up and running. None System it is working in is based around an old Athlon XP and a Via chipset based motherboard.
    April 25, 2010 WB says:
    Install on Win7 x64 was a breeze. Nice product for the price.
    April 16, 2010 Stevez says:
    Installation was a snap and setup was a breeze. This is a good choice for the price!
    April 8, 2010 Mike says:
    Bought three of these cards to upgrade some of our computers to faster networking. One card in the wife's computer, it works awesome, no issues. One card in the…
    April 8, 2010 k9huey says:
    I installed it on our server after the built in port started to break and it installed with no issues and has been working fine for a month now.
    April 7, 2010 sylvla says:
    Easy install and setup. Communicates with router with no problems. This is a good choice.
    March 25, 2010 dwd says:
    It doesn't get any easier. Just wish the motherboards manufactured had more PCI slots available.
    March 22, 2010 glennj says:
    Pros: Plugged these cards in to my firewall running pfSense 1.2.3-RELEASE. They were recognized and just worked out of the box. Coupled with the Surfboard 6120 modem that is connected to my ISP, overall WAN performance increased from when the Surfboard was plugged in to a 100BaseTX card.
    Cons: None.
    Plugged these cards in to my firewall running pfSense 1.2.3-RELEASE. They were recognized and just worked out of the box. Coupled with the Surfboard 6120 modem that is connected to my ISP, overall WAN performance increased from when the Surfboard was plugged in to a 100BaseTX card. None. I was on the fence as to how much impact the new card would have on my WAN speeds, especially since my entire network has not been built out as 1000BaseT yet. Even if your LAN is still 100BaseTX, going to Gigabit Etherenet between a cable modem that supports 1000BaseT and your firewall appears to trim enough network latency off the WAN side that you will notice it.
    March 17, 2010 Terminator says:
    Installed. Works. I'm getting 30 MBps transfers to my other PC - about 3x faster than before. True 1 Gbps requires really fast hard disk subsystems.
    March 17, 2010 BOB says:
    This D-Link slipped into the slot, Vista found the drivers, and it has been rock solid and whippet-fast ever since. Best fix I ever have made!
    March 12, 2010 ittywah says:
    Easy to install with instant gratification.
    March 10, 2010 FSU777 says:
    I bought this to replace my built in ethernet port on my 6 yr old board. It works great and is screaming fast. I am ordering more for my two other older PCs.
    March 2, 2010 Tupinambis says:
    Pros: Really fast. Love Dlink's products anyway and this was no exception. A+ for quality.
    Cons: None.
    Really fast. Love Dlink's products anyway and this was no exception. A+ for quality. None. N/A
    March 1, 2010 sweetp says:
    Had no issues with install purely plug and play
    February 28, 2010 AD says:
    Installed this card, windows 7 recognized instantly and we were on our way. If you're looking for windows7 compatibility, this is your card.
    February 26, 2010 Mike A says:
    Card would not function at gigabit speeds. Tried drivers on CD, tried drivers off website and still would ONLY connect at 100mbps.
    February 20, 2010 snarlock says:
    Excellent product, works great. Super fast transfer speeds on gigabit network.
    February 7, 2010 Steve says:
    Simple physical install, simple software from CD, works as promised. No Problems streaming video to and from home theater server. It simply works.
    January 30, 2010 JL says:
    Installed in a Windows 98 computer. Installation was straight forward and easy. Card works great connected to my wireless router.
    January 24, 2010 Mug08 says:
    Bought this card about 2 years ago to replace lousy onboard ethernet.It has never glitched even once -so if you want one that passes the test of time - this is it.
    January 19, 2010 carm1575 says:
    Installed easily. I have it configured to send and receive jumbo 9K frames to and from my DLINK NAS. No problems to date.
    January 18, 2010 louptech says:
    Pros: Inexpensive. Driver is in latest linux kernels. Two different size brackets.
    Cons: Driver comes up, lights reflect speed changes, but packets almost never get through. Errors not indicated. Driver not included in older Linux kernels.
    Inexpensive. Driver is in latest linux kernels. Two different size brackets. Driver comes up, lights reflect speed changes, but packets almost never get through. Errors not indicated. Driver not included in older Linux kernels. I tried numerous known good cables, two known good gig-e switches, direct connect to nics. Speed negotiation and manual speed control seem to work fine but packets would get through about 0.1% of the time whether 100 or 1000 mbit set. Frustrating when the device can't supply an error to help with diagnosis.
    January 11, 2010 that guy says:
    Pros: drivers are easy to find.
    windows and linux recognize adapter out of the box
    Cons: spikes cpu while transferring
    cannot get over 15 MBps transfer speed.
    drivers are easy to find.
    windows and linux recognize adapter out of the box spikes cpu while transferring
    cannot get over 15 MBps transfer speed. if you plan on doing a lot of big file transfers, stay away.
    January 4, 2010 MJGAMB says:
    Installed into a desktop the onboard lan had stopped working, windows xp picked it up on boot and installed the driver not a problem since.
    December 31, 2009 Hal says:
    I used this NIC as a third ethernet adapter for a Windows Server 2008 (64 Bit) system. As a PCI card it was much less expensive than a server network adapter.…
    December 26, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It works, like it is supposed to.
    Cons: none
    It works, like it is supposed to. none
    December 24, 2009 Tim Wasson says:
    Well I'm online so it works but when I run XP, Help&Support, network diagnostics it still shows failed DefaultIPGateway ! But it works so not sure what to say !
    December 15, 2009 BSBMoony says:
    I love the DGE-530T PCI Network Adapter. It installed quickly and efficiently and gave no trouble in data transfer. While you could not adjust many parameters…
    December 6, 2009 BT says:
    This card works great and installation was trouble free. You won't be disappointed!
    December 1, 2009 wysiwyg says:
    Worked great out of the box. Just dropped it into a PCI socket, booted up, connection was already available. Super easy to get going and online. I bought two of these…
    November 30, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works on vista.
    Cons: Will not work on windows 7. No drivers as per d-link.
    Works on vista. Will not work on windows 7. No drivers as per d-link. Can't use. Will cost more to send it back than it's worth.
    November 15, 2009 mccross says:
    Easy Setup and works great.
    November 9, 2009 Rogere says:
    Received promptly worked as advertised even in my Linux Freenas storage system
    October 9, 2009 Jacob Wilson says:
    Pros: Fast, Reliable, D-link, relatively cheap, Awesome!!!!!!!
    Cons: none
    Fast, Reliable, D-link, relatively cheap, Awesome!!!!!!! none none
    September 25, 2009 Jugdish says:
    Pros: Adds gigabit speeds to old PC and works like a champ. Have an old PC hooked to gigabit switch and wanted the increased spead at a small cost and this card has been running strong for a couple of years now.
    Cons: -
    Adds gigabit speeds to old PC and works like a champ. Have an old PC hooked to gigabit switch and wanted the increased spead at a small cost and this card has been running strong for a couple of years now. -
    August 29, 2009 Str8Sh0t says:
    Pros: Plug and play, in built management system, simply run the install disc. Works without installing anything. Network connection flies, even when running
    August 25, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Easy to install (how hard is a PCI card to install, anyway?). Works great. Transfers video files to/from my NAS much faster.
    Cons: None
    Easy to install (how hard is a PCI card to install, anyway?). Works great. Transfers video files to/from my NAS much faster. None Integrated NIC in XCCube went out, and I wanted gigabit LAN connectivity, so I ordered and installed this, connected to my gigabit D-Link switch, and was in heaven moving movies from my PC to my WD gigbit NAS.
    August 23, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Easy to install and works fine
    August 20, 2009 Batmancfl says:
    Pros: Easy Install, came with a low profile plate.
    Fast performance.
    Does what it said it will do...
    Inexpensive.
    Cons: none...Does what it said it will do... how can I complain
    Easy Install, came with a low profile plate.
    Fast performance.
    Does what it said it will do...
    Inexpensive. none...Does what it said it will do... how can I complain There is no section of the universe,
    August 13, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: *Has drivers for Server 2003 and 2008 unlike Linksys and Netgear models*. Easy setup and works perfect on my old pc I converted into a Windows Home Server. Allows for transfer rates of roughly 60-70Mbps given the rest of your LAN is gigabit.
    Cons: none
    *Has drivers for Server 2003 and 2008 unlike Linksys and Netgear models*. Easy setup and works perfect on my old pc I converted into a Windows Home Server. Allows for transfer rates of roughly 60-70Mbps given the rest of your LAN is gigabit. none
    August 11, 2009 Not D-Lighted says:
    Pros: None I'm aware of.
    Cons: I just bought one of these (DGE-530T), from another source. The drivers that D-Link shipped for the adapter are infected with a Trojan virus. My anti-virus software caught it and prevented it from installing, but that also prevented the adapter from working.
    None I'm aware of. I just bought one of these (DGE-530T), from another source. The drivers that D-Link shipped for the adapter are infected with a Trojan virus. My anti-virus software caught it and prevented it from installing, but that also prevented the adapter from working. D-Link has not responded to my inquiries, thus far. I can't believe I'm the first to report it to them, though. So, since they are not willing to take action, I'm taking action, by warning people.
    I highly recommend avoiding ANY D-Link products until there is a well publicized clean-up of their drivers.
    June 30, 2009 Neoid says:
    Cheap. Easy to install. Works out of the box.
    May 13, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Performed as expected
    Cons: None
    Performed as expected None
    April 17, 2009 csb says:
    Pros: Easy to install with Linux, supports Jumbo frames (9K bytes), vlan, low profile bracket included.
    Cons: none
    Easy to install with Linux, supports Jumbo frames (9K bytes), vlan, low profile bracket included. none We moved our office to a new location and wired the office with CAT 6 cable. From my past experience with this adapter, i chose to replace all computer NICs with the DGE-530T. We bought new switches and enabled jumbo frames, and the network is now extremely fast. This adapter is trivial to install with Windows XP/Vista, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    If anyone has trouble reaching gigabit speed, I suggest replacing the cables or switches. Once in a while i find a cable that will only connect at 100Mbps, for no apparent reason.
    Intel Pro 1000 adapters are also good for Linux compatibility. But, the D-Links are smaller, and include the half height bracket, which is needed for the low profile computers in the office.
    April 14, 2009 RS says:
    Another product that just works. installed easy into my main puter - fast as advertised. Have been using for about a year now and no problems. Would highly…
    March 25, 2009 senji05 says:
    Pros: faster than the mobo rj-45 connection.
    it does not lose connection during gaming lan
    web browser works faster
    Cons: bottleneck the system
    high cpu usage during operation
    its not 1000 gig even if its switch server nor desktop use
    not friendly with my netgear router
    the chip is marvel. not high quality
    faster than the mobo rj-45 connection.
    March 13, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: This card works great and is fast. No speed issues at all, moved 8GB worth of music in a matter of minutes,
    Comes with Low Profile Bracket
    Cons: It's not 10Gbps
    This card works great and is fast. No speed issues at all, moved 8GB worth of music in a matter of minutes,
    Comes with Low Profile Bracket It's not 10Gbps Nice affordable NIC for a system, if you do a lot of local file transfers, media streaming, or any other heavy load on your local network something like this is a must.
    March 1, 2009 george3k says:
    Great card, plug and play in vista. Replaced my dual on-board nic for evga nforce 680i mobo that I couldn't get the teaming to play nice with my games and…
    February 28, 2009 kctobyjoe says:
    got this in three of my rigs; flawless
    January 26, 2009 Neil says:
    To Chriz - I have the exact same setup as you with the DGS-2205 Switch, and including a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router & older D-Link DCM-201 Cable Modem. All…
    December 9, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: works well
    Cons: not much different with the motherboard adapter
    works well not much different with the motherboard adapter
    November 18, 2008 BoBo says:
    Pros: Just plugged and it started working, no driver needed. Works great for my server.
    Cons: None
    Just plugged and it started working, no driver needed. Works great for my server. None I'd definitely get this one again.
    November 12, 2008 ntraxva says:
    Pros: Decent card, works with Ubuntu Linux out of the box.
    Cons: Get weird kernel error messages from the Linux driver once in a while, but this does not seem to be affecting the performance.
    Decent card, works with Ubuntu Linux out of the box. Get weird kernel error messages from the Linux driver once in a while, but this does not seem to be affecting the performance.
    October 30, 2008 v_solid_snake says:
    Pros: Added this card to my 7 year old PC (Windows XP SP3) so that I can use full gigabit transfer speeds of my D-Link router and Network Attached Storage (NAS). It definetely worked as my internet connection is better than ever and transfer speeds to NAS have inproved.
    Cons: None that I can think of.
    Added this card to my 7 year old PC (Windows XP SP3) so that I can use full gigabit transfer speeds of my D-Link router and Network Attached Storage (NAS). It definetely worked as my internet connection is better than ever and transfer speeds to NAS have inproved. None that I can think of.
    October 25, 2008 Smurfcorpse says:
    Pros: Great price and D-Link quality
    Drivers installed with out a hitch. Full duplex gives you a 2000Mbps max speed! I can copy 8 gigs of data from one PC to another in one tenth of the time it used to.
    Cons: None
    Great price and D-Link quality
    Drivers installed with out a hitch. Full duplex gives you a 2000Mbps max speed! I can copy 8 gigs of data from one PC to another in one tenth of the time it used to. None I'm sure you know you need a Gigibit router but you'll also need at least cat 6 network cables to take full advantage of the speed.
    I bought 2 of these to move files from one PC to another on my home network (XP pro & XP home). I chose D-Link because I like D-link products and own a D-Link DIR 655 router.
    Some people think this card will make browsing the web faster, it won't. Broadband speeds average less than 10mbs. This is well below the 100mbs NIC that is found in most PCs today.
    October 15, 2008 Chriz says:
    Well i don't like giving bad reviews but this card don't want to work with my D-Link - DGS-2205 - 5-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabyte Network Switch it cant get ip address…
    October 9, 2008 Greyfox says:
    Pros: Cheap
    Gigabit
    Cons: Limited speeds
    Wasn't free
    Didn't come with a cable
    Cheap
    Gigabit Limited speeds
    Wasn't free
    Didn't come with a cable Using this card in a FreeBSD 6.4 machine (FreeNAS) with a AMD Athalon XP +3200 and 500gb SATA I and II drives. I did some benchmarking with iperf and this card could only get to around 200mbit. Uploading to the card is noticeably faster than downloading from it. I really wasn't expecting much faster speeds than this since its PCI.
    October 5, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Worked out the box with my installs of PCLinuxOS. Includes the low-profile adapter plates! Marvel chipset.
    Cons: None
    Worked out the box with my installs of PCLinuxOS. Includes the low-profile adapter plates! Marvel chipset. None I struggled with a couple of Intel 10/100/1000 cards for over a week. They were not stable at all under Linux (probably a Linux driver issue). Would connect fine and transfer fast, but out of nowhere and for no apparent reason, they would disconnect.
    Pulled them out and put in these D-Links and all problems vanished. These use the Marvel chipset and drivers are included with currently released Linux distros.
    September 22, 2008 rdrap says:
    Pros: Experimenting with Windows 2003 Server 32-bit and 64-bit. Driver CD includes the appropriate drivers. Had no compatibility issues. Good gigabit speed.
    Cons: Wish the shipping cost less.
    Experimenting with Windows 2003 Server 32-bit and 64-bit. Driver CD includes the appropriate drivers. Had no compatibility issues. Good gigabit speed. Wish the shipping cost less. If you're looking for a decent card for 2003 server this one works. I'll be testing with 2008 server soon.
    September 20, 2008 Trystian says:
    I bought this card because my onboard nic was only a 10/100, and wanted to utilize my gigabit intranet. Unfortunately, I have Ubuntu 8.04 installed on the box, and this…
    September 15, 2008 BasketCase says:
    Pros: Works well. Good Linux support using skge driver.
    Cons: Does not support PXE.
    Works well. Good Linux support using skge driver. Does not support PXE. Will work with gPXE. The Intel e1000 cards are generally better. I bought one of these because I had a motherboard that didn't agree with the e1000.
    September 14, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: none
    Cons: This NIC will NOT reach the Gigabit speed on a Gigabit/1000 network. It also died after about a 1 1/2 of use.
    none This NIC will NOT reach the Gigabit speed on a Gigabit/1000 network. It also died after about a 1 1/2 of use.
    September 9, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It fixed the problem with my LAN port on my motherboard. Runs fast, and works well.
    Cons: None.
    It fixed the problem with my LAN port on my motherboard. Runs fast, and works well. None. Worth the 20 bucks I payed for it at the store.
    August 28, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Good value I own several d-link products have had nothing but good luck with all of them. This switch works great, fast transfer speed is what I needed, and…
    August 27, 2008 T0mIC says:
    Pros: I've used this in several WinXP and Win2003 boxes in production and home use. I've never had any problems with this.
    Cons: I read some reviews about trouble with Vista (both 32 and 64 bit) so if you're using Vista you might want to steer clear.
    I've used this in several WinXP and Win2003 boxes in production and home use. I've never had any problems with this. I read some reviews about trouble with Vista (both 32 and 64 bit) so if you're using Vista you might want to steer clear.
    August 24, 2008 Mac guy says:
    Pros: none, but...
    Cons: I never got it to work with my Mac G4 500 tower. I tried lots of different tricks that I found on the web, but never got it to work. It might work great but I have no way of knowing.
    none, but... I never got it to work with my Mac G4 500 tower. I tried lots of different tricks that I found on the web, but never got it to work. It might work great but I have no way of knowing.
    August 11, 2008 alex says:
    Pros: Solid, worked without any problems on xp home/pro and vista ultimate 32-bit.
    Cons: Slow at times but that could be the connection or the computer or things I can't help.
    Solid, worked without any problems on xp home/pro and vista ultimate 32-bit. Slow at times but that could be the connection or the computer or things I can't help.
    July 23, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Was able to get it working with Windows XP.
    Cons: Does not seem to work with Windows Vista 64-bit. The only drivers I have been able to locate to date for Vista are 32-bit. Their 64-bit drivers are only for XP and 2003 and will not work in Vista.
    Was able to get it working with Windows XP. Does not seem to work with Windows Vista 64-bit. The only drivers I have been able to locate to date for Vista are 32-bit. Their 64-bit drivers are only for XP and 2003 and will not work in Vista. This card has been flaky from the beginning. I had to play with drivers to make it work in XP. I deemed it a waste of time with Vista when I was unable to locate the proper drivers to begin with. Over bad experience.
    July 1, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Slick, small, and reportedly fine WHEN it works. The board seems sturdy and the contacts seem solid. The accompanying documentation is thorough and the CD has a lot of stuff on it. Even comes with a half-height plate. Dandy specs for a dandy price, really.
    Cons: Though this is listed a Mac compatible on the box, it does not work under OSX 10.4. Upon further research with the factory, drivers ONLY for 10.2 and that's it. No support nor will there ever be. Linux they got. Several versions of Windows they got. No Tiger or Leopard or newer (oh my!)
    Slick, small, and reportedly fine WHEN it works. The board seems sturdy and the contacts seem solid. The accompanying documentation is thorough and the CD has a lot of stuff on it. Even comes with a half-height plate. Dandy specs for a dandy price, really. Though this is listed a Mac compatible on the box, it does not work under OSX 10.4. Upon further research with the factory, drivers ONLY for 10.2 and that's it. No support nor will there ever be. Linux they got. Several versions of Windows they got. No Tiger or Leopard or newer (oh my!) If you're running a 5 year old Mac system or more, then this thing is Mac compatible. If you're like me an only running a 2 or 3 year old system, then you're outta luck.
    June 7, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: N/A
    Cons: N/A
    N/A N/A Unless your computer savvy, don't waste your time dealing with there tech support. Netgear is the way to go.
    June 5, 2008 DasGeek says:
    Pros: Don't have this particular NIC
    Cons: Don't have this particular NIC
    Don't have this particular NIC Don't have this particular NIC This card says it IS capable of 2GB! This is referring to the full duplex capability of this card. It can send AND receive data at 1GB in each direction (1+1=2). This card will not actually connect at 2GB; the 2GB is just a reference to full duplex.
    May 28, 2008 Kidstar says:
    Pros: Great card, works well.
    Cons: This card is advertised as 2Gb. Once I looked at the box I realized that D-Link only claims the card is capable of 1Gb. In the instructions there is no mention of 2Gb. Since this is a single-port card, I'm not sure how one could achieve 2Gb.
    Great card, works well. This card is advertised as 2Gb. Once I looked at the box I realized that D-Link only claims the card is capable of 1Gb. In the instructions there is no mention of 2Gb. Since this is a single-port card, I'm not sure how one could achieve 2Gb.
    May 10, 2008 Johnner says:
    Pros: D-Link has the Windows 2003 Server driver in with the 64-bit Vista driver for those having trouble.
    http://support.dlink.com/products/XPstatus.asp?Prodid=DGE-530T&OS=X64
    Cons: n/a
    D-Link has the Windows 2003 Server driver in with the 64-bit Vista driver for those having trouble.
    http://support.dlink.com/products/XPstatus.asp?Prodid=DGE-530T&OS=X64 n/a
    April 29, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Has low profile braket.
    Cons: The rev 11 version of this card is not supported by Ubuntu/Linux. So save you time.
    Has low profile braket. The rev 11 version of this card is not supported by Ubuntu/Linux. So save you time.
    April 23, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works well as long as you aren't using Windows 2000. Easy install, good price, Marvell chipset.
    Cons: Install/driver issues with W2000. Be forewarned. There goes about 5 hours of my life I won't get back.
    Works well as long as you aren't using Windows 2000. Easy install, good price, Marvell chipset. Install/driver issues with W2000. Be forewarned. There goes about 5 hours of my life I won't get back. Works well for other OS, but I came across some issues here and there with W2K on the web, after I started having issues of my own. Install software. Install card. Upon boot, Found Hardware wizard tries to install driver. No matter what sequence/option (auto, manual, update) it will not work. Each time upon reboot, W2K tries to install new driver and hoses the card, disabling it. Went through 4 layers of Dlink support, including upper level biz support. Nobody could make it work. Tried 3 different drivers, Ver 5, 6.23 and 7.00 - still no luck. Gave up. W2K is fully updated - SP4. Mobo is GB K8VM800 Ver 2.0, but have come across issue with other mobos. Bios is up to date. As long as the install works cleanly, you're good. But beware of this endless "loop" with rare W2K instances. We kept the Win XP cards. Rest went back, replaced with Intel GB NICs.
    April 22, 2008 NJScott says:
    Pros: Easy install only took about 5 minutes total
    Works Great with our new gigabit backbone
    Lightining Fast
    April 12, 2008 eburs says:
    I purchased a D-Link DIR-655 gigabit router, so it was time to upgrade my network interface card to 1.0 Gbps. The D-Link DGE-530T installs easily onto Windows…
    April 4, 2008 Augerstone says:
    Pros: What can I say. Works as advertised.
    Cons: None. But always go to the Website and get the latest
    drivers.
    What can I say. Works as advertised. None. But always go to the Website and get the latest
    drivers.
    March 13, 2008 kennyb says:
    Pros: Works with XP Pro, Vista 32 and 64 bit OS. Seems fast. (At least by what I can campare with my Motherboard ethernet ports.
    Cons: Drivers on disk are still old. If you are going to use it for Vista 64 bit, get the drivers from another computer or ahead of time, and don't load the ones on the disk before installing the card as stated. (For Vista 64 bit anyways, the other two are fine)
    Works with XP Pro, Vista 32 and 64 bit OS. Seems fast. (At least by what I can campare with my Motherboard ethernet ports. Drivers on disk are still old. If you are going to use it for Vista 64 bit, get the drivers from another computer or ahead of time, and don't load the ones on the disk before installing the card as stated. (For Vista 64 bit anyways, the other two are fine) I have not used this for gigabit connections yet, but I needed something to work with Vista 64 bit when my onboard ethernet went down. Works fine after set up. Cheap to boot also!
    March 9, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: For a cheap card it works amazing!
    Cons: None!
    For a cheap card it works amazing! None!
    February 25, 2008 Stealth says:
    Pros: Works great under freebsd, works great under XP pro.
    Cons: none
    Works great under freebsd, works great under XP pro. none
    February 21, 2008 Rick S. says:
    Pros: Works fine, speeds up my connection a bit.
    Cons: Took me a while to get the card configured and working properly, I'm using 32-bit Vista.
    Works fine, speeds up my connection a bit. Took me a while to get the card configured and working properly, I'm using 32-bit Vista. Bought the card to replace my awful on-board NIC that would randomly stop sending information either way at times. This card fixed the problem.
    I'm using this as my main card and my old on-board as a bridge to my 360 for now, can be a pain at times but they work great as a pair.
    February 15, 2008 David says:
    Pros: Perfect, No drops at all good for a upgrade to gigabit networking.
    Cons: none.
    Perfect, No drops at all good for a upgrade to gigabit networking. none. It is read as a 1.0 Gbps card in both XP and Vista.
    February 8, 2008 TIPSupport says:
    Pros: Easy install on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Vista Ultimate. Good performance with stable drivers.
    Cons: Never could get the WOL to work properly. Called D-Link and they said, "Well, it should work." End of support.
    Easy install on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Vista Ultimate. Good performance with stable drivers. Never could get the WOL to work properly. Called D-Link and they said, "Well, it should work." End of support.
    January 26, 2008 JLab says:
    Pros: Price works great with DGL-4100 and DGS-2208, Gig through-put from raid with boxed driver. Will be purchasing more for rest of network pc's
    Cons: None, plug and play
    Price works great with DGL-4100 and DGS-2208, Gig through-put from raid with boxed driver. Will be purchasing more for rest of network pc's None, plug and play Also reviewed router and switch above. Could not believe that network went down, and I had order next day in AM.
    January 12, 2008 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Easy to Install, both XP and Vista had no problems recognizing the card. Also have a D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router.
    Cons: None that I can think of it was a simple plug in install
    Easy to Install, both XP and Vista had no problems recognizing the card. Also have a D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router. None that I can think of it was a simple plug in install
    December 29, 2007 EagleIDEyes says:
    Pros: Purchased this switch along with the D-Link DGE-530T Gb NIC. The installation is a snap - there is nothing to configure. All Gb clients on my network were detected and linked at 1Gb speeds. I bought the switch/NIC combination to speed transfers to a D-Link DNS-323 Gb NAS.
    Cons: I didn't get as much performance improvement as I was hoping for with the NAS. I turns out to be about twice as fast as the 100Mb equipment that it replaced. I wasn't expecting a 10X improvement over my 100Mb network, but I was hoping for more than 2X. After a little research it seems my NAS performance is typical, though.
    Purchased this switch along with the D-Link DGE-530T Gb NIC. The installation is a snap - there is nothing to configure. All Gb clients on my network were detected and linked at 1Gb speeds. I bought the switch/NIC combination to speed transfers to a D-Link DNS-323 Gb NAS. I didn't get as much performance improvement as I was hoping for with the NAS. I turns out to be about twice as fast as the 100Mb equipment that it replaced. I wasn't expecting a 10X improvement over my 100Mb network, but I was hoping for more than 2X. After a little research it seems my NAS performance is typical, though. The installation on a lan segment in my home network was trouble free. The uplink to the D-Link DIR-655 though, was troublesome. It turns out I had a homemade patch cable that was capable of 100Mb/s but not 1000Mb/s. It is the last thing I suspected but it turned out to be
    December 27, 2007 kovil says:
    Installed in eMachines (refurb) now it flies, as the 56k was the bottleneck in the system, hi-speed wireless ISP. Great price top quality.
    November 6, 2007 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Excellent product. Popped it into a case and all is well. It came with a driver disk, but Win XP SP2 didn't need it.
    Cons: none
    Excellent product. Popped it into a case and all is well. It came with a driver disk, but Win XP SP2 didn't need it. none
    October 28, 2007 Always pushing it. says:
    Pros: I can return it
    Cons: Immediately on enabling the driver (downloaded from D-Link) in Windows 2003 x63 R2 SP2, the even log began filling with events, and the CPU went to 100%. I thought this mughe be because it was not plugged into the network, but plugging it into the network made things worse.
    This MAY work in other Oses (although there are a lot of postings on the web about problems with Linux), but it CERTAINLY does not work with Win2K3 x64.
    AVOID.
    I can return it Immediately on enabling the driver (downloaded from D-Link) in Windows 2003 x63 R2 SP2, the even log began filling with events, and the CPU went to 100%. I thought this mughe be because it was not plugged into the network, but plugging it into the network made things worse.
    This MAY work in other Oses (although there are a lot of postings on the web about problems with Linux), but it CERTAINLY does not work with Win2K3 x64.
    AVOID.
    October 25, 2007 C says:
    Pros: GB card, gets good speeds
    Cons: High CPU usage on the system during transfers
    GB card, gets good speeds High CPU usage on the system during transfers
    October 20, 2007 Superfuzz says:
    Pros: Full duplex Gb LAN connection.
    Native Suse 10.2 support (use skge)
    Cons: none
    Full duplex Gb LAN connection.
    Native Suse 10.2 support (use skge) none I use this is a backend NIC to my suse 10.2 server for NAS and other LAN services.
    September 20, 2007 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Installed and recognized with no problems
    Cons: None
    Installed and recognized with no problems None
    September 17, 2007 Oldtec says:
    Pros I got this mainly to aid in streaming my home security feeds since I have the D-Link Dir-655 router. Cons When I enabled jumbo frames as suggested by D-Link support on my E510…
    September 17, 2007 Oldtec says:
    Pros: I got this mainly to aid in streaming my home security feeds since I have the D-Link Dir-655 router.
    Cons: When I enabled jumbo frames as suggested by D-Link support on my E510 I could no longer access my router page from that PC but the card appears to be working welll. Fortunately I have other PCs.
    No idea why that would be and D-Link support offered no solutions.
    The card works a bit better than the onboard NIC and my bigger concern is it takes one of my only 2 PCI slots, the DVR card of course occupying the other. For that reason alone I might use it and the DVR on a different PC with more slots but the improvement in streaming and general connectivity is such that I'll leave it in until that time.
    General advice to newbies: if your router security settings include MAC filtering you'll need to give the card's MAC address permission since your router won't know there's a new network card in your old PC.
    August 30, 2007 sledge says:
    Pros: good price,faster then the onboard LAN
    Cons: none so far
    good price,faster then the onboard LAN none so far i would recommend turning off your on board LAN in the cmos.
    less confusion for the PC
    August 29, 2007 ev0lution7 says:
    Pros: much faster than my 100 cards and works flawlessly with xp
    Cons: NONE
    much faster than my 100 cards and works flawlessly with xp NONE
    August 28, 2007 Gilligan Tech says:
    Pros: Great speed
    Works on x64 bit systems including Windows 2003 Server x64 bit.
    Great value
    Cons: You must have a working gigabit router/switch to use.
    Make sure your switch or router is capable of this. Also, other computers must have a gigabit card in them.
    Great speed
    Works on x64 bit systems including Windows 2003 Server x64 bit.
    Great value You must have a working gigabit router/switch to use.
    Make sure your switch or router is capable of this. Also, other computers must have a gigabit card in them. You can have just two computers with gigabit cards with a crossover cable connecting them for the full gigabit connection, but you must know how to configure this setup
    August 13, 2007 Jester says:
    Pros: Works 'out of the box' with Fedora 6 and 7
    Cons: Doesn't grow money :-(
    Works 'out of the box' with Fedora 6 and 7 Doesn't grow money :-( I have this baby installed on a Moonshine (Fedora 7) file server and it does just what it's supposed to do. I'm using a D-Link DGS-2208 Gigabit switch between it and my other PCs and I get a perfectly good 1Gb/s connection all the time. I listen to music from my server and transfer LARGE files at the same time without any glitches whatsoever. Again, let me stress: it works with Fedora out of the box.
    July 23, 2007 nickname says:
    Pros: Once it's in & working, not had any issues.
    Cons: There is pretty a much known issue where this NIC can have conflicts &/or not detect as a result of onboard NIC(s)
    Assuming you bought this as a replacement for an onboard NIC, shut your on-board off in the BIOS and that should clear it up.
    I had one older+ machine where a specific (earlier?) revision of this NIC didn't detect. - That machine had no onboard NIC
    Drivers haven't been updated, but i'm not sure i've seen any problems w/them anyways.
    Once it's in & working, not had any issues. There is pretty a much known issue where this NIC can have conflicts &/or not detect as a result of onboard NIC(s)
    July 8, 2007 Ed says:
    Pros: Gigabit speeds, cheap
    Cons: I installed this on my old ftp server it seems to run fine for about 2 weeks then you have to restart the computer or it starts randomly disconnecting. Never a problem with the on board 10/100baseT.
    Gigabit speeds, cheap I installed this on my old ftp server it seems to run fine for about 2 weeks then you have to restart the computer or it starts randomly disconnecting. Never a problem with the on board 10/100baseT. PIII 550Mhz 256Meg ram 160gig hdd
    May 10, 2007 kallex says:
    I am running Ubuntu 7.04 and installed the DGE-530T connected to a Buffalo wireless router. It worked right out of the box without any additional drivers or…
    May 8, 2007 Chris says:
    Pros: Gigabit, works like it is supposed to, loaded easily
    Cons: none
    Gigabit, works like it is supposed to, loaded easily none Users should realize that the Windows XP - Task Manager - Networking utilization tool will not read above 10% for your network. You can easily achieve 8% utilization with card which is great.
    April 23, 2007 prospero says:
    Pros: Other reviews that say PCI can't reach gigabit speeds are incorrect.
    PCI bus can handle up to 133MB/s, Gigabit (1000mbps = 125MB/s), meaning that the PCI bus can and will handle up to the maximum Gigabit network speed.
    This is a great card.
    Cons: None.
    Other reviews that say PCI can't reach gigabit speeds are incorrect.
    PCI bus can handle up to 133MB/s, Gigabit (1000mbps = 125MB/s), meaning that the PCI bus can and will handle up to the maximum Gigabit network speed.
    April 20, 2007 Aziz says:
    Pros: This NIC works just fine for 10/100 networks.
    Cons: This NIC will NOT reach the Gigabit speed on a Gigabit/1000 network. The older PCI bus speed cannot provide this functionality.
    This NIC works just fine for 10/100 networks. This NIC will NOT reach the Gigabit speed on a Gigabit/1000 network. The older PCI bus speed cannot provide this functionality. Probably, if PCIe bus is used instead, Gigabit is achievable.
    March 20, 2007 Jordan Austin says:
    Pros: None since I can't use it in Vista.
    Cons: Vista x64 support does not exist. Been sitting on shelf for over 3 months. D-link still gives same answer.
    None since I can't use it in Vista. Vista x64 support does not exist. Been sitting on shelf for over 3 months. D-link still gives same answer. Hi,
    Unfortunately, at this time there are no Windows 64-bit drivers nor an ETA as to if or when 64-bit drivers will be released.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Sincerely,
    Randy Gummerman
    D-Link Technical Support
    March 11, 2007 InfoTech PSEG Newark says:
    Pros: Okay if works as described but then of course what is so special about that? Pro? Fits in box. Excellent putty knife for shhetrock thanks DumbLink. Will try in Linspire box next before crushing.
    Cons: Drops contact with Verizon DSL constantly ( will not stay alive ). Disable and enable repeatedly to keep going on internet. Packaged drivers, updated dfrivers, nada. Network wiz, nada. Force, nada. Hey look dropped already but I'm back.
    Okay if works as described but then of course what is so special about that? Pro? Fits in box. Excellent putty knife for shhetrock thanks DumbLink. Will try in Linspire box next before crushing. Drops contact with Verizon DSL constantly ( will not stay alive ). Disable and enable repeatedly to keep going on internet. Packaged drivers, updated dfrivers, nada. Network wiz, nada. Force, nada. Hey look dropped already but I'm back. H0LY garbage batman !!!
    March 6, 2007 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Excellent speed, 1Gbps full-duplex. It has been rock solid since day 1. I personally like the small size of the card itself as it greatly reduces it's footprint inside the case.
    Cons: None that I have come across.
    Excellent speed, 1Gbps full-duplex. It has been rock solid since day 1. I personally like the small size of the card itself as it greatly reduces it's footprint inside the case. None that I have come across. This was the perfect accessory to my D-Link DGL-4300 router.
    February 9, 2007 Cadaeic says:
    Pros: Ports on the back work out nicely to hide cables when you plan on using this in a visible place in your home. Jumbo frames provided a big performance boost between my desktop and Infrant ReadyNAS NV+.
    Cons: Not uncommon for switches, but wish this came with some sort of stand for vertical placement.
    Ports on the back work out nicely to hide cables when you plan on using this in a visible place in your home. Jumbo frames provided a big performance boost between my desktop and Infrant ReadyNAS NV+. Not uncommon for switches, but wish this came with some sort of stand for vertical placement. Has enough ports act as backbone switch and supports jumbo frames for copying large files.
    February 8, 2007 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Loaded into XP box & worked
    Cons: None.
    Loaded into XP box & worked None.
    February 1, 2007 Lloyd Tech says:
    Pros: Excellent card with easy install. The included half height adapter is also a great feature. Not many other cards include it.
    Cons: none.
    Excellent card with easy install. The included half height adapter is also a great feature. Not many other cards include it. none. just a great card in general.
    January 10, 2007 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Plug-n-play in Linux. Ubuntu (Edgy), SuSE 10.3 and Fedora 6 all recognized the card and allowed gigabit speeds without any drivers needed.
    WinXP needed D-Link's driver.
    Cons: none
    Plug-n-play in Linux. Ubuntu (Edgy), SuSE 10.3 and Fedora 6 all recognized the card and allowed gigabit speeds without any drivers needed.
    WinXP needed D-Link's driver. none
    December 28, 2006 Big Dog says:
    Pros: Plug it in and go using xp pro with serpak 2. Bought two
    Cons: None
    Plug it in and go using xp pro with serpak 2. Bought two None
    December 19, 2006 trailmug says:
    Pros: 9k Jumbo frame support. Supports full gigabit bandwidth over PCI.
    Cons: The card locks up if you play with flow control settings too much.
    9k Jumbo frame support. Supports full gigabit bandwidth over PCI. The card locks up if you play with flow control settings too much. Standard 32-bit 33MHz PCI barely handles 1000Mbps. PCI bandwidth is shared with all PCI components. If you have a PCI-Express port free, it's probably best to go that route.
    December 7, 2006 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Resonable speed for a PCI card at this price. In XP I get about 45Mb/s and in Linux around 67MB/s on TCP trasfers (ttcp) with an Intel PRO 1000MT card at the other end. You need to double the money spent to reach 100Mb/sec+. You can guess which card is that :)
    SNMP support is also nice to have.
    Cons: None at this price point.
    Resonable speed for a PCI card at this price. In XP I get about 45Mb/s and in Linux around 67MB/s on TCP trasfers (ttcp) with an Intel PRO 1000MT card at the other end. You need to double the money spent to reach 100Mb/sec+. You can guess which card is that :)
    SNMP support is also nice to have. None at this price point. Good value in Linux, less so in XP due to drivers. I used the latest from D-Link site.
    November 28, 2006 Starlight says:
    Pros: Purchased 3 of these for 3 different operating systems and although none had the drivers already included, each card installed as it should.... XP Pro, XP x64, and Server 2003 R2 64-bit standard edition. The 64-bit drivers are on D-Link's website.
    Cons: None.. except DLink didn't get the drivers digitally signed so all three Windows O/Ses complained
    Purchased 3 of these for 3 different operating systems and although none had the drivers already included, each card installed as it should.... XP Pro, XP x64, and Server 2003 R2 64-bit standard edition. The 64-bit drivers are on D-Link's website. None.. except DLink didn't get the drivers digitally signed so all three Windows O/Ses complained They work fine and they're CHEAP... waiting for the faster switch and router so we'll see how the network flies when we move up in speed.
    October 10, 2006 Dan says:
    I purchased these gigabit NIC s for some workstations in our organization after we purchased new gigabit switches. What a difference! These cards are easy to configure and work great, even with existing Cat5e wiring. If your applications are Client / Server these can make a huge difference in the speed of your applications. Five star upgrade for minimal costs.
    October 5, 2006 deepak says:
    The main problem is will not support windows 2003 server which is the main dis-advantage. I tried all the drivers available but it doesn't work.
    September 22, 2006 garyt12 says:
    Pros: The tech support ends for this product in 6/07
    Cons: DLink discontinued this model adaptor in Jun 05, they are giving this away free with their gamming router. I had problems installing the adaptor. DLink support is from outer space, they simply did not have a clue. First they repeated what the installation instructions said, the next message sent was for a notebook adaptor. The DGE-530T is a Desktop.
    The tech support ends for this product in 6/07 DLink discontinued this model adaptor in Jun 05, they are giving this away free with their gamming router. I had problems installing the adaptor. DLink support is from outer space, they simply did not have a clue. First they repeated what the installation instructions said, the next message sent was for a notebook adaptor. The DGE-530T is a Desktop.
    August 26, 2006 KevinB says:
    The only problem I have had with mine was when one refused to work with a bad cable that other cards did not complain about. When it finally occured to me to…
    August 11, 2006 Anonymous says:
    Pros: I have 5 of these running now on Windows XP - Windows Server - Linux...never a single problem, and now they even have a legit driver for 2003....couldn't be happier!
    Cons: No driver for 2003 for a while, but that's fixed now!
    I have 5 of these running now on Windows XP - Windows Server - Linux...never a single problem, and now they even have a legit driver for 2003....couldn't be happier! No driver for 2003 for a while, but that's fixed now!
    June 27, 2006 nick says:
    Pros: i have 2 of these in diffrent comuters and with a dlink DGL-4300 gamin router with gigabit ethernet there blazing fast. and yes it rellay will say connected local area network SPEED 1.0gbs
    Cons: none yet
    i have 2 of these in diffrent comuters and with a dlink DGL-4300 gamin router with gigabit ethernet there blazing fast. and yes it rellay will say connected local area network SPEED 1.0gbs none yet need to get more
    May 23, 2006 jptech says:
    Pros: easy install, both size brackets, PnP on Linux.
    Cons: Low transfer speeds.
    Max I get is 190Mbps
    with Dlink DGS-105 Switch
    easy install, both size brackets, PnP on Linux. Low transfer speeds.
    Max I get is 190Mbps
    May 10, 2006 Dissatisfied. says:
    Pros: None. Never functioned.
    Cons: After multiple attempts to install the product, I finally just gave up.
    None. Never functioned. After multiple attempts to install the product, I finally just gave up. D-link support was okay, but once given enough information that should have indicated the thing was busted, they still refused to believe it (claimed it was the cable -- the cable works just fine now on a gbit nic from another vendor, so I'm not down with them on that).
    April 20, 2006 CptFunnypants says:
    Pros: Fast. Installed on XP pro without a hitch. Takes about 3 minutes to transfer an entire 7GB DVD from one computer to the other. Worked as intended.....and WELL I might add. Run two of these on 24/7 computers that have near constant transfer.
    Cons: The only con was that it wasn't free. Had I not had to pay for it, it would have been a lot better.
    Fast. Installed on XP pro without a hitch. Takes about 3 minutes to transfer an entire 7GB DVD from one computer to the other. Worked as intended.....and WELL I might add. Run two of these on 24/7 computers that have near constant transfer. The only con was that it wasn't free. Had I not had to pay for it, it would have been a lot better. Did I mention that it's fast?
    March 17, 2006 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Installed without a hitch. My built in nforce 4 lan kept needig to be restarted due to the performance degrading with a cable internet connection. It read bandwith speeds of 1.5mbit then go down to 400k within the hour. I bought this it runs at full speed all the time, I know get 5mbit+ bandwith speeds. :)
    Cons: None.
    Installed without a hitch. My built in nforce 4 lan kept needig to be restarted due to the performance degrading with a cable internet connection. It read bandwith speeds of 1.5mbit then go down to 400k within the hour. I bought this it runs at full speed all the time, I know get 5mbit+ bandwith speeds. :) None. Shipping was awesome as usual, cheap price on product. Note:* When you download and expand the lastest driver in .zip format, there is now a xp64 driver in there! I am running xp64 pro with no problems out of this card!*
    February 12, 2006 Englaise says:
    Pros: Great NIC...once I got my router configured. Forgot I was doing MAC filtering and wondered at first why this DGE-530T wouldn't connect. Just your typical "gotcha."
    Cons: None.
    Great NIC...once I got my router configured. Forgot I was doing MAC filtering and wondered at first why this DGE-530T wouldn't connect. Just your typical "gotcha." None. Using two of them and D-Link's "Gamer Lounge" wireless router to speed up my network...even though I'm not a gamer, this combination rocks!
    February 2, 2006 Nathan Kegel says:
    If you want or need to upgrade to gigabit LAN, this card does the job. No complaints about performance and the drivers installed pain-free.
    January 24, 2006 Inches says:
    Pros: Speed...Speed...Speed!!! Plug n play.
    Cons: D-link can be a little pricey but good
    Speed...Speed...Speed!!! Plug n play. D-link can be a little pricey but good Gigabit.....nice!
    January 11, 2006 Hopeful says:
    Pros: Great name brand. Great features (WOL, Gigabit) on card. English speaking tech support.
    Cons: Obviously you would want the "most recent" driver, right? Well, which one would you like to pick??
    V8.39 ~ 10/18/2005 (from auto-update)
    V6.23 ~ 12/12/2003 (website)
    V5.00 ~ 12/22/2005 (included)
    You'd probably say V8.39, because it's the highest version number, right? But wait, it's probably V5.00 because it was released 2 months later, and thus, therefore, should be the newest.
    No, no. Accordingly to D-Link it's neither. After calling D-Link support inquiring about their website, I was told, "Basically, I guess to really figure out the driver differences, the lastest for the DGE-530T is the v6.23."
    January 9, 2006 mistah says:
    Fast transfers using a gigabit switch. Comes with optional face plate (for low profile - mini atx cases!) First time I've ever see that. Supported by Linux…
    December 21, 2005 Voodoun says:
    Pros: Outstanding OS support inc Win2003 Server, var linunx flavors, hell even Novell i think. Inexpensive yet solid product. Implements WOL well!
    I have these in a Linux box as well as in a Win2003 Server box.
    Cons: Troubleshooting installation if it doesnt like the PCI slot it is in could be a pain. Check device manager if install fails - if you see it being assigned unusually high IRQs liek 151 or 191 remove the card and try a different slot.
    Outstanding OS support inc Win2003 Server, var linunx flavors, hell even Novell i think. Inexpensive yet solid product. Implements WOL well!
    I have these in a Linux box as well as in a Win2003 Server box. Troubleshooting installation if it doesnt like the PCI slot it is in could be a pain. Check device manager if install fails - if you see it being assigned unusually high IRQs liek 151 or 191 remove the card and try a different slot. Impressed - never had a problem with DLink cards (and I've used most brands between work and home environments) in fact one of these replaced a DFE530.
    November 15, 2005 Kaveh says:
    In response to the review by ?mr fx?: Yes, the product does in fact work with Linux. It uses the sk98lin driver which is written by Syskonnect. If you wish to…
    November 1, 2005 arcadeguy.com says:
    What a difference! Transferring files is so much faster and remote access whisks along, thanks new egg!
    October 14, 2005 lol says:
    it will work for linux i have tried it on 3 different linux os. the best linux os is linspire what u all know works the best with but first u will have to…
    September 20, 2005 Anonymous says:
    Great card, and it comes with some great software that let's you do VLAN, Jumbo packets, just to name a few. The software that comes with this nic puts it over the competition.
    July 14, 2005 mr fx says:
    product does not work with Linux
    February 25, 2005 Rob T says:
    This is a great nic. I bought 3 of these along with the D-link 5 port gigabit switch. Tied it all together with Cat 5E cabling/jacks/patch cords and the performance is awesome!! The cards were easily detected by winXp and winME and installed with a glitch. I highly recommend this as a great combo.
    February 20, 2005 LMP says:
    As soon as I clicked on the ?Paste? option on the screen, CompA shut down (hard reboot ? aka power cycled) without any error message, blue screen of death, or
    January 7, 2005 Chris C. says:
    Good product. Easy to install, good software. I implemented two of these in a server environment with minimal downtime. Excellent!
    January 2, 2005 Atif says:
    Works perfect with my Mandrake Linux 10.1
    May 23, 2004 Stan says:
    I purchased one of these cards to experiment with gigabit ethernet in Linux (kernel 2.6). These cards use the sk98lin driver in Linux. So far, I'm fairly pleased with it, though I'm unhappy with the lack of Wake-on-Lan support. I emailed the company, and they confirmed that WOL does not work with the current Linux drivers, so be warned.
    April 13, 2004 Brazilianboy0404 says:
    This product is really good and has fast capabilities.
    December 31, 1969 GhostTech says:
    Pros: One of the computers here at my home had been having trouble with a slow internet connection (tested at 5.3Mbps on RoadRunner) with it's old LinkSys 10/100 adapter, so I ordered the D-Link and tossed it in ... wham 27.6Mbps! Simple installation, fast connection, what more can you ask for?
    Cons: N/A
    One of the computers here at my home had been having trouble with a slow internet connection (tested at 5.3Mbps on RoadRunner) with it's old LinkSys 10/100 adapter, so I ordered the D-Link and tossed it in ... wham 27.6Mbps! Simple installation, fast connection, what more can you ask for? N/A