Product ID: ST2000SPEXI
The ST2000SPEXI PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Network Card lets you add two gigabit Ethernet ports to a desktop computer through a single, four-lane (x4 or higher)PCI Express slot.Each port is fully compatible with IEEE 802.3/u/ab standards, for 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-negotiation.
This 2-port GbE network card is based on the high-performance Intel® I350 chipset, which offers several advanced driver options including IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation / teaming support, enabling you to add additional bandwidth to your system. Support for Jumbo Frames, full-duplex operation and 802.1q VLAN tagging also aid in creating an efficient network configuration.
Also useful for virtualization applications (check your VM software for chipset compatibility) or setting up a dual-homed host configuration, this dual-port network card lets you accommodate several complex network scenarios, to meet your business needs. For added versatility, the controller card is equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.
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|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI Express x4|
|2 - External Ports||RJ-45|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Interface||RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Port Style||Integrated on Card|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab|
|PCI Express Base Specification 2.1|
|Chipset ID||Intel - I350-AM2|
|Indicators||2 - LED Indicators||10/100/1000 Mbps Indicator|
|Link / Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||29 mm [1.1 in]|
|Package Length||14.4 cm [5.7 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||165 g [5.8 oz]|
|Package Width||17.2 cm [6.8 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||2000 Mbps (full-duplex), 1000 Mbps (half-duplex)|
|Compatible Networks||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Jumbo Frame Support||9K max.|
|Supported Protocols||IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation), IEEE 1588 (time sync) / 802.1AS, IEEE 802.1q (VLAN tagging)|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||80 g [2.8 oz]|
|Product Length||67 mm [2.6 in]|
|Product Width||19 mm [0.7 in]|
|Product Height||12.1 cm [4.8 in]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available PCI Express x4 or higher (x8, x16) slot|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2 Port Network Card|
|Low Profile Bracket|
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:\Users\your_name\Downloads).
Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.
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:
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:
Virtual local area network (VLAN) tagging requires that the network interface card (NIC) and the router or switch that you use support protocol IEEE 802.1q.
Depending on the NIC, you can set your VLAN ID in Device Manager. Not all NICs that support VLAN tagging have this option.
Setting your VLAN ID in Device Manager
Note: Log in as the local administrator before continuing.
To open Device Manager:
Setting up your VLAN Tagging and Setting a VLAN ID
How you perform this task depends on your router or switch. Consult the manual or manufacturer of your router or switch for more details.
In your router or switch, you can VLAN tag a device by the VLAN ID if you set one previously, or by the MAC address of the computer. Your router or switch will list all IP devices by MAC address.
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For most operating systems, network interface card (NIC) teaming requires that the NIC and the router or switch support the protocol IEEE 802.1ax or IEEE 802.3ad.
Windows Server 2012, however, has native support for NIC teaming, so the NIC and the router or switch do not need to support the protocols. To configure NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 do the following:
If you view the Networking Connections section in the window, you can see the NIC team in the list as well as the Ethernet and wireless adapter cards.