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StarTech EC1000S ExpressCard Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Card

  • 10/100/1000Mbps
  • RJ-45

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The EC1000S Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Card can be installed in a laptop ExpressCard port, for quick and hassle-free connections to a Gigabit Ethernet network.

With support for data transfer rates up to 1000Mbps, the Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter card delivers the speed and performance needed for virtually any network-based tasks, including CAD, graphic design, digital audio authoring, and other demanding applications.

  • newegg Add a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port to an ExpressCard-enabled Laptop With a RJ45 Ethernet port in an ExpressCard/34 adapter, the StarTech EC1000S can be installed in any 34mm ExpressCard-enabled laptop for quick and hassle-free connection to a Gigabit Ethernet network. It supports full and half duplex network connectivity.
  • newegg Features The StarTech EC1000S uses less system resources with built-in NDIS5 Checksum and Segmentation Task-offload (Large send v1 and Large send v2) Support and Jumbo Frames. It also supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL) power management options, Auto-Negotiation between 10/100/1000 Mbps, and Auto-MDIX that automatically configures the port for straight through or cross over communication.

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  • Antione T.
  • 9/29/2014 1:20:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: I have an 118 Mbps connection from my ISP but was topping out at 90 Mbps on my old NIC. Plugged this bad boy up along with Rosewill Cat 6 cable and managed to top out at 113 Mbps

Cons: Moves around too easy in my express card slot.

Other Thoughts: Not a bad device at all for the money. I was slightly concerned since I had never heard of Star Tech but so far this device has been a solid performer.

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  • Rafal P.
  • 7/7/2013 10:20:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecommend, Reliable

Pros: Used in an IBM T43 pfSense router as a secondary NIC. When initially looking for a second NIC before setting up pfSense for the first time it didn't occur to me that my laptop has an ExpressCard slot and I thought that my only choices were between a CardBus NIC (didn't find any Gbit ones) and a USB NIC, which I ended up getting.

I got the "Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet" which run quite well, but seems to clash with FreeBSDs powerd (power saving) utility. When powerd was used, the NIC would change states frequently (link DOWN followed by link UP pfSense log messages). Infrequently, but on a number of occasions over 2 months it would stop functioning and physical reconnection of the device was required to make it operational again.

I need a reliable NIC, so I searched for other options and found this device.

I have it installed close to a month now and so far so good. Speed, of course, is much better then the USB NIC. When I inserted this device into my Lenovo T530 I measured full Gbit (~120MB/sec) downloads and ~90MB/sec uploads, sustained.

Don't know how well it performs in the T43, but I'm sure it will be close to the numbers I got on T530.

Cons: None

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  • Jimmy R.
  • 12/21/2012 8:48:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast card for old laptop

Pros: This is a fast card. I saw roughly 832 mb performance using iperf on a 2006 core solo 1.6 laptop. That is way better than the 225 mb that I saw with a gigabit usb adapter. However, the card disappears for some reason.

Cons: Card works in laptop I have and then it goes away. The odd thing is that the card lights up properly but it cannot be detected in the OS (linux/lspci). Tried all things I could think of including pulling battery on laptop for a couple of minutes and plugging in. This is probably just a laptop issue since other stuff goes away randomly.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Wish it was full size to fit in ExpressCard 54 slot so it wouldn't wobble. But that's what the plastic spacers are for.

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  • Timothy N.
  • 4/16/2011 11:24:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWork with pfsense

Pros: I had a laptop with a busted screen so I decided to make it in to a pfsense platform. The laptop needed a second port so I picked this up. Pfsense recognized it and everything just works

Cons: No 34mm to 54mm stabilizer. For someone considering this card for a laptop that moves, a stabilizer is a must.

Sits a bit far out from the edge of the board. Not really a con for me but I could see it getting snagged on something

Other Thoughts: For the price this thing should have had that stabilizer included. That is the only reason I took an egg off

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  • Danno A.
  • 4/12/2011 11:43:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Easy

Pros: Just plugged the EC100S into my ExpressCard/54 slot. Windows 7 installed all necessary drivers. It was just that easy.

Cons: Like other reviewers, I feel that using this ExpressCard/34 in an ExpressCard/54 slot is dangerous. Although not the fault of the card itself, I'm afraid I'm going to mis-align the card or bump it sideways as I'm working around my laptop and permanently damage it.

Other Thoughts: I also purchased some StarTech ExpressCard 34mm to 54 mm Stabilizer Adapters (purchased from here on Newegg with an item number of N82E16839158038.) This took care of that problem. I would highly recommend this card.

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  • 12/30/2010 7:31:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Egg-cellent

Pros: I posted previously and wanted to update the status of the returned StarTech EC1000S ExpressCard.

I recommend to get an ExpressCard Stabilizer for this product: ExpressCard 34mm to 54mm stabilizer. StarTech's model number is: ECBRACKET. This comes in 3-pack.

Cons: None. Other than what I mentioned earlier.

Other Thoughts: Ensure that you order the stabilizer because the way the ExpressCard form factor is designed, unfortunately it doesn't offer much of any secure connection. Without it, you may eventually run into the same problem with the card being ejected out as a result of the slightest bump our touch.

There were no instructions on installing the stabilizer. It took me a few minutes to figure out the correct orientation and that the small notch on the left of StarTech Gigabit card is where you'll want the top part of the stabilizer to be seated.

Simply line up the top of the stabilizer to this notch on the Gigabit card then snap into place on the side. Don't attempt to slide it on. It goes on the left.

The Gigabit Ethernet card is working now for about a week without any problems. I even tried hitting the card slightly and it didn't budge! However, you'll want to hold the card first then disconnect your Cat-5. Thereafter, then remove the card.

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  • 12/12/2010 7:53:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsStarTech Failed to Operate

Pros: Worked well without any problems -- for a few days, though. The culprit could be that the ExpressCard didn't come with a 34mm to 54mm stabilizer adapter.

Cons: Yesterday, I noticed that the card wasn't working.

My HP Pavillion dv7-1267 cl takes a PC ExpressCard of either 54mm or 34mm form factor.

One reviewer that offered a feedback on the Belkin F5U250 Gigabit Ethernet ExpressCard (a similar competitive product that is priced at $48.99), stated that ExpressCard 34mm form factor doesn't secure well in a 54mm slot.

I'm assuming that this was the culprit that may have caused the ExpressCard not to work -- it may have become loose that could have caused it to malfunction.

A search on website states that the ExpressCard 34mm form factor may cause "side to side movement" which may damage the card. I don't know why they couldn't include stabilizers.

Their 34mm to 54mm stabilizer adapter should solve this.

I'm returning StarTech ExpressCard for a replacement and will have to order their 3-pack stabilzer kit.

I'll update this posting when I receive the products.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I should simply buy a 54mm ExpressCard and get it over with. This may be a more logical, easy, viable solution.

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  • 12/9/2010 3:21:38 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfectly

Pros: Received the Star Tech EC1000S ExpressCard Gigabit adapter today for my HP Pavillion dv7-1267cl laptop.

I was in the market for a network card for my laptop because my network card wasn't functioning - even after days of trying to figure out what was wrong, upgrading new drivers, etc. Even though it was showing a steady green light and and a blinking orange light, I know packets were being sent and received when I did the ipconfig command.

I was planning to get the Belkin, but it was a bit expensive for a product that didn't received not much good reviews.

For about $10.00 less, I decided to gamble on Star Tech.

I plugged it into my laptop running Windows 7 Professional. Drivers automatically loaded and W7 detected it. I'm running at 1.0 G b/s speed. Solid connectivity. No hassles!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is what I like: after reading several reviews on this adapter, I gambled on it and it works. You can't asked for anything better.

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  • Allen S.
  • 8/3/2010 4:02:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore info

Pros: Updating after seeing other review saying it doesn't work with 64-bit Ubuntu.
It worked perfectly for me using both Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit and 10.04 64-bit Desktop Editions on my laptop.

Cons: Sometimes when trying to switch between this card and the built-in wireless card it may be quicker to do a reboot.

Other Thoughts: sudo lspci -vvv
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)

The Kernel module loaded is r8169

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