Product ID: ST1000SPEX4
This quad port PCIe 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Card provides four Gigabit Ethernet ports and is fully compatible with IEEE 802.3/u/ab standards.
Suitable for any PCI Express x4 enabled client, server or workstation, the Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Card supports high performance four channel networking and maximum data transfer speeds up to 1000Mbps in each direction (2000 Mbps total) - up to ten times faster than 10/100 Ethernet.
Compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008 R2, WinCE (4.2/ 5.0) and Linux (Redhat Enterprise, SCO, FreeBSD, etc…), this high quality PCIe Gigabit NIC is suitable for many SMB and Enterprise applications and is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year hardware warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x4|
|4 - External Ports||RJ-45|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)|
|Interface||RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile|
|Industry Standards||Compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab|
|Chipset ID||Realtek - RTL8111C|
|Indicators||4 - LED Indicators||Yellow - Activity LED|
|Green - Link LED|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||23 cm [9.1 in]|
|Package Width||44 mm [1.7 in]|
|Package Height||16.3 cm [6.4 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||240 g [8.5 oz]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||1000Mbps|
|Buffer Size||48 KB|
|Compatible Networks||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Length||14 cm [5.5 in]|
|Product Width||10.2 cm [4.0 in]|
|Product Height||18 mm [0.7 in]|
|Weight of Product||250 g [8.8 oz]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), CE 5.0/4.2, 2000, ME, 98SE
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003(32/64)
Mac OS® 10.4 and up (Intel-based - Tested up to 10.9)
Linux Kernel 2.4.x and up
SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/ 6
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||4 Port PCI Express Network Card|
Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).
To install the driver:
Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).
When you troubleshoot issues with a network adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following:
Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC. In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.
The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible. To do this, consult your motherboard manual.
You can also disable any NIC in Windows. Here is how you do this:
First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X. Then click Control Panel.
If you are experiencing speed or connectivity issues, it is best to set a specific speed at half or full duplex in your settings. You can set your network adapter to perform at a certain speed, but the device that the adapter is connected to (whether it is a router, switch, or computer) must also be able to perform at the same speed.
Note: You must log in as the local administrator before you continue.
To open Device Manager:
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
StarTech.com does not support a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) as this requires third-party software. However, our devices can be used as long as the following conditions are met:
The drivers on our website include a Realtek Diagnostic Toolkit that you can use to easily set up a VLAN tag.
Make sure that you are logged in as the local administrator before continuing.
Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).