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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.
Add Two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Ports to an ExpressCard-enabled Laptop With Dual RJ45 Ethernet ports in an ExpressCard/34 adapter, the StarTech EC2000S provides two independent 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet interfaces for your ExpressCard-enabled laptop, which support full and half duplex operation modes.
Features The StarTech EC2000S uses less system resources with built-in NDIS5 Checksum and Large Send Offload support and Jumbo Frames. It supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and Remote Wake-up power management options, Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability, and VLAN Tagging.
This review is from: StarTech EC2000S Dual Port ExpressCard Gigabit Laptop Ethernet NIC Network Adapter Card
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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