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The EC2000S 2-port Gigabit ExpressCard Ethernet Adapter adds 2 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports to an ExpressCard-enabled laptop, or small form factor system, enabling you to connect to two separate physical networks simultaneously with dedicated bandwidth, or providing full dedicated bandwidth to virtual machines.
Supporting features such as NDIS5 checksum and large send offload for lower CPU utilization, Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and Remote Wake-up power management, jumbo frames and VLAN tagging, this ExpressCard Ethernet Adapter is ready to handle a wide variety of scenarios. With a 34mm ExpressCard form factor, this compact and portable Gigabit Ethernet Adapter will fit in any ExpressCard-enabled system.
Solution to my NIC needs
Pros: Works out of the box
Cons: On the expensive side IMHO for a two port NIC High data rates tend to make PC unstable/unusable ... appear to interrupt the PCI-e video card on the PC as the NVIDIA monitor says it lost communication after I unplug the Ethernet cable when it becomes unstable.
Other Thoughts: I needed four NICs in my laptop to do concurrent packet captures. This was my only option as I couldn't find anything else. During high data rates it tends to lockup the PC (black screen) ... which can be resolved by simply unplugging one or both Ethernet cables from the NIC.
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“Works out of the box”— BobTheBuilder 10/25/2011