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1 Port Low Profile PCI 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Network Adapter Card

Add a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port to any low profile PC through a PCI slot

Product ID: ST100SLP

  • A single 10/100 Mbps compatible RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Network Link/Activity and 10/100 Mbps LED indicators
  • Fully Compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x
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  • Full and half duplex support
  • Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction (Auto MDI/MDI-X)
  • Supports optional Boot ROM (Realtek RTL8139D Compatible Boot ROM required)
$19.99 NZD exc GST
$22.99 NZD inc GST

Overview

This 1 Port PCI Fast Ethernet Network Adapter Card offers a reliable, cost-effective Ethernet network connection that's ideal for small form factor computers.

Delivering a simple connection to 10/100Mbps (Fast) Ethernet networks, the NIC features auto-negotiation that senses speed and duplex capabilities of connected devices and full duplex support for data transfer rates up to 200Mbps.

A versatile network interface solution, the NIC features a low profile mounting bracket that's suitable for small form factor computers, and is supported by all popular operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Novell platforms. Backed by StarTech.com's Lifetime Warranty.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Cost effective and simple Ethernet networking for Low Profile/small form factor (SFF) systems
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Replace a failed Ethernet port in a small form factor computer

Add networking capabilities to an old system with no Ethernet port

Add an additional Ethernet port to a desktop or workstation computer for redundancy

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL8100C
Industry Standards IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Interface RJ45 (10/100 Ethernet)
Ports 1
Performance
Compatible Networks 10/100 Mbps
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 200 Mbits/Sec
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit) Male
External Ports 1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® NT, 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.0.4, 9.1 / 9.0
Unix, Linux 2.6 to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only
NetWare 3.x/4.x
Special Notes / Requirements
Note IRQ Line and I/O Address Assigned by system
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - 10/100Mbps selection
1 - Network link/activity
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH Non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Length 4.7 in [120 mm]
Product Weight 2 oz [56 g]
Product Width 0.8 in [20 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 lb [0.1 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Low Profile 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PCI Card
1 - Full Profile bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® NT, 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.0.4, 9.1 / 9.0
Unix, Linux 2.6 to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only
NetWare 3.x/4.x

Certifications

Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

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.

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.