Joined on 09/23/03
3 for 3
Pros: I was able to successfully install in 3 different type of installs: 1) Upgrade from Vista (Dell 435MT) about a year old 2) New build system 3) Upgrade /custom install on a old (Athlon) Win XP system The last one was a 32bit install
Overall Review: For old systems, I had to download some drivers ahead of time. One crucial driver was for my wireless adapter without which I would not have been able to get any updates for the Athlon XP system. It was a Vista driver but it worked :)
Got it on time and it works!
Pros: Quick test on the home network checked out fine. Spec info is clearly mark on the bag and on the wire. Another cheap wire from another online vendor came without any marking at all (and no bag).
Cons: None. Didn't respond to voice commands.
Overall Review: Use this to connect my PC in upstairs bedroom to the router in the basement. It made all the bends and pulls in good working order.
Old PC upgrade to Gigabit
Pros: Worked fine with installation in Win 7 32bit and Asus A7N8X Deluxe MB. See other thoughts on installation. Actual speed to send and receive 480MB file took 48MB/s and 36MB/s respectively (was 11 MB/s and 10 MB/s on 10/100 Mb NIC). Now I can watch HD movies without any stuttering. Price point was good. Cat6 cables cost a lot more then this.
Overall Review: Initial installation caused the system to hand at shutdown. Until then everything looked fine. After this I was unable to reboot. I determined it was related to a faulty PCI slot (I think). I just relocated the card to another empty PCI slot. I did not have to disable the existing 10/100 onboard NICs.