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Mini PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter NIC Card

Add a Gigabit RJ45 port through a Mini PCI Express slot

Product ID: ST1000SMPEX

  • One 10/100/1000Mbps compatible RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • Fully complaint with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab specifications for 10/100/1000 Mbps connections
  • Jumbo Frame support up to 9k
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  • Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction (Auto MDIX)
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging support
  • Supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and Remote Wake-up Support, Pair Swap/Polarity/Skew Correction
  • Microsoft® NDIS5 Checksum Offload (IPv4, TCP, UDP) and Large Send Offload support
  • Supports Full and Half duplex operating modes
  • IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control support
  • Compliant with PCI Express Mini Card specification 1.1
  • Includes Full and Low Profile installation brackets
58,99 € EUR
VAT not included in the price
144+ In stock
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Overview

The ST1000SMPEX Mini PCI Express Gigabit Network Adapter Card adds 1000Mbps network connectivity to a Mini PCI Express (PCI Express Mini Card, Mini PCIe) enabled computer system, such as Mini-ITX motherboards.

Supporting features such as NDIS5 checksum and large send offload for lower CPU utilization, Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and Remote Wake-up power management, jumbo frames and VLAN tagging, this Mini PCI Express Gigabit Adapter is ready to handle a wide variety of scenarios.

Perfect for small form factor or embedded systems that originally lack Gigabit networking capability, or for adding a network connection without taking up a full-sized PCI Express slots, this high quality Mini PCIe Network Adapter includes a low profile/half-height bracket for additional installation options.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Full length mini PCI Express (PCI Express Mini Card, Mini PCIe) form factor fits in many Mini-ITX or embedded systems
  • Built-in NDIS5 Checksum and Large Send Offload support and Jumbo Frames minimize system resource usage
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add a Gigabit networking port to a small form factor mini-ITX system with a mini PCI Express slot

Add a Gigabit networking port to a Mini-ITX system through mini PCIe instead of taking up the full PCIe slot

Replacement for a failed built-in Gigabit Ethernet port

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type Mini PCI Express
Card Type Embedded
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL8111E
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Interface RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Ports 1
Performance
Auto MDIX Yes
Compatible Networks 10/100/1000 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
MTBF 482765 Hours
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - Mini PCI Express x1 (52 pin) Male
External Ports 1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.4.x and 10.5.x
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available mini PCI Express slot and expansion card slot
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Activity
1 - Link
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 95% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 85°C (-4°F to 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 8 mm [0.3 in]
Product Length 51 mm [2 in]
Product Weight 6 g [0.2 oz]
Product Width 30 mm [1.2 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 150 g [5.3 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini PCIe Card
1 - RJ45 Daughter Board
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 10.4.x and 10.5.x
Linux 2.4.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only

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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:\Users\your_name\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. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

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.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

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.

How to

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.

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.

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Downloads). 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:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the Realtek_PCI_GbE.zip file or the Realtek_PCIe_GbE.zip file.
  2. Select Extract All and note the location that the files will be extracted to.
  3. Select Extract. The extracted files will open automatically.
  4. In the list of extracted files, do one of the following:
  • If you are running Windows Vista/7/8, right-click the Setup.exe file and select Run as Administrator.
  • If you are running Windows XP, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  2. Open the software and under the VLAN settings, you can add, delete, or modify the VID (VLAN ID).

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.

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

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

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.

Troubleshooting

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:

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.