Product ID: PEX1000SFP
The PEX1000SFP PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Open SFP Network Card lets you connect a PCI Express-based PC directly to a fiber optic network using the Gigabit SFP of your choice.
A versatile solution for connecting a computer directly to a gigabit fiber network, the PCIe SFP network adapter enables you to choose the Gigabit SFP that best suits your network fiber connection and distance requirements (see our full line of for compatible solutions).
Ideal for secure network setups, the open SFP NIC 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.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||Connector Type(s)||1 - PCI Express x1|
|External Ports||1 - SFP Slot|
|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% RH (Non-condensing)|
|Bus Type||PCI Express|
|Card Type||Standard Profile|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX, IEEE802.1Q VLAN Tagging, IEEE802.1p Layer 2 Priority Encoding, IEEE 802.3x full duplex flow control, RFC 1157 SNMP v1|
|Chipset ID||Realtek - RTL8168B
Marvell - 88E1111-RCJ1
|Indicators||LED Indicators||1 - Link (Green)|
|1 - Activity (Yellow)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||2.0 in [50 mm]|
|Package Length||6.8 in [17.2 cm]|
|Package Width||8.3 in [21 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.5 lb [0.2 kg]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||2000 Mbps (2 Gbps) - Full-Duplex|
|Buffer Size||48 KB|
|Compatible Networks||1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Length||3.3 in [8.5 cm]|
|Product Width||0.6 in [14 mm]|
|Product Height||5.0 in [12.8 cm]|
|Weight of Product||2.4 oz [68 g]|
|Power||Power Consumption (In Watts)||2.3 W Max|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista(32/64), XP(32/64), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Linux 2.4.x/ 2.6.x
|Special Notes / Requirements||Note||Fiber data transfer speeds and distances are dependent on the SFP used (sold separately)|
|What's in the Box||Included in Package||1 - PCI Express Open SFP Network Card|
|1 - Driver CD|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) | Single Mode Fiber | LC | 20 km (12.4 mi) | Lifetime Warranty
In stock: US: 48 | CA: 15
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).
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:
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:
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).
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: