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1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Multi Mode ST Fiber PCI Express Card - 550m

Securely connect a PC directly to a Gigabit multimode ST fiber network through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEX1000MMST

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  • 1000Mbps Full-duplex operation
  • Advanced Configuration Power Management Interface (ACPI) 2.0
  • Cable diagnostic utility

The PEX1000MMST 1000 Mbps Gigabit Fiber Optic (MM ST) PCIe Ethernet Adapter Card offers the perfect "Fiber-to-the-desk" solution.

Providing a simple way to connect a computer directly to a high-speed fiber network, this Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Adapter card can be installed in the computer through any PCI Express slot and is perfectly suited to high bandwidth applications with support for Full Duplex operation and Gigabit transfer speeds.

Ideal for secure network setups, the PEX1000MMST offers a direct fiber connection which is not susceptible to electronic interference like standard RJ45 networks.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Ideal for secure setups - a direct fiber connection means no electronic interference, which can be a problem with RJ45 network cards
  • Perfect for remote embedded industrial monitoring systems, and high speed video surveillance
  • Retain full Gigabit network speeds to a remote terminal over long distances

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Direct fiber means no electronic interference, which can be present with standard RJ45 network cards
  • The PCI Express interface provides true Gigabit network speeds, unlike similar PCI fiber cards that are bottle-necked by the PCI slot itself
  • Easy plug-and-play installation, for a quick setup

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030841788

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64)
Windows® Server 2012, 2008 R2
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.9)
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1
External Ports 1 - Fiber Optic ST Duplex
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 45° C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Humidity 5%-95% non-condensing
Hardware Ports 1
Interface RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile
Industry Standards IEEE802.3z 1000Base-SX/1000Base-LX, IEEE802.3x, IEEE802.1Q, IEEE802.1p, IEEE802.3ad
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL8168B
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Link (Green)
1 - Activity (Yellow)
Packaging Information Package Length 8.4 in [21.3 cm]
Package Width 2.0 in [5 cm]
Package Height 6.9 in [175 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.7 lb [0.3 kg]
Performance Maximum Cable Length 550000
Wavelength 850nm
Compatible Networks 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)
Physical Characteristics Product Length 4.3 in [10.9 cm]
Product Width 3.3 in [83 mm]
Product Height 0.8 in [2 cm]
Weight of Product 2.8 oz [80 g]
Power Power Consumption (In Watts) 2.3W Max
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64)
Windows® Server 2012, 2008 R2
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.9)
Linux
Special Notes / Requirements Note Not compatible with 10/100
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
1 - Driver / Instruction Manual CD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

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).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Double-click Setup.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Troubleshooting

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.

Windows 10

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 8

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows 7

  1. Click Network and Internet.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left, click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left, click Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

Windows XP

  1. Click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the NIC that you would like to disable and select Disable.

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:

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc.
  • Click OK.
  1. Open the Networking adapters section.
  2. Right-click the network adapter that you want to change and select Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Scroll down to Speed & Duplex. By default, it is set to Auto-Negotiate. Select any of the speeds that you see in the list.
  5. Click OK and restart your computer.

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:

  • Ethernet cables
  • Network devices
  • Computer system

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use different Ethernet cables, network devices, and a different computer system in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.
  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following:

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

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:

  1. The BIOS must support PXE.
  2. The BIOS must see the card.
  3. The environment must have drivers for the chipset used in the card.
  4. If using a USB networking card, the environment must have support for USB devices as well.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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