I have had this card for about 6+months and it has been a great experience. The drivers it came with were the most current available and were simple to install. This is a very small card and works great with your pci-x 1.0 that has a heat sink directly behind it. This was a concern of mine since my ASRock M3A770DE has this configuration. I'm also getting great speed with my upgraded cable based internet.
- Works out of the box with Ubuntu Linux without any additional work needed. (They use the built-in Aquantia driver) - I have two Ubuntu boxes directly attached using these NICs, and am getting 10gig connectivity.
I was instantly able to take advantage of my new 2000mbps internet service.
No issues, dead simple on CentOS 7
Works with Linux using kernel CONFIG_USB_NET_AX88179_178A
Easy installation. Had to download software, but no problem there. I really noticed a difference in the smoothness and speed of internet. I had never used an Nec , but I'm glad I did.
Reasonably Priced and took me all of about 5 minutes to install. Doesn't get in the way of other PCI slot components and easy to remove if need be.
Easy install. Nice price. I really love this Network card. It arrived on time in Manufacturers Box with the low profile bracket attached. Because of my computer case had to take out the 2 screws and install the standard profile bracket which was included. Also included was a driver CD and manual. .
The obvious question is why one would purchase this card over the far cheaper options. Generic 1Gbps NICs can be had for just over a tenth the cost, while Intel's desktop varieties run less than half the price of this card. Leaving aside the cheapest cards - ones I've found to cause more problems with data corruption and reliability than it's worth - the main reason to go with a server card is if you will be loading it heavily. If you're running your own datacenter, power-saving features such as EEE and DMA coalescing are handy, but that likely doesn't apply to most potential customers for this NIC. The I210T1 does an even better job at offloading calculations than previous generation NICs.Saturate a full 1Gbps connection with multiple streams and you'll see CPU usage drop in comparison to what it is with desktop cards. We put this card in a workstation to replace the on-board Realtek NIC. System CPU time dropped by 20-30% under very heavy network loads after switching to the I210T1. Another benefit to the I210T1 - and a possible reason to upgrade to this new model - is Audio Video Bridging (AVB) support. When working on projects where multiple media streams need to be perfectly synchronized, AVB worked wonders. Older NICs simply could not keep everything synced perfectly. We needed to work on 10Gbps connections instead. Being able to accomplish the same feat with a much cheaper card is great! The I210T1 is tiny. It fits easily even in systems with bulging heatsinks and video cards.
No issues, works great and is well supported in many operating systems. I just bought these two for a firewall build. They were immediately detected and have been up 24/7 since the system was deployed without problem. Comes with a low profile bracket.
Plug and Play with Windows 7
-Easy to install with the included drivers -Good PCB build quality
Works. Dual NIC.
I have a Lenovo laptop purchased several years ago that has a poor wifi plus the built in ethernet is only 100mbps which I found was pretty standard with regular laptops unless you're willing to spend for a high end one. My internet provider gives me 600mb/s but I was only getting about 50mb/s with the built in ethernet and even less with the wifi. I purchased this adapter and right away I'm getting close to 400mb/s when plugged in directly to my router! This adapter is the solution I've been trying to find. Pros: -This was simple to set up on my Windows 10 laptop. -It was working right out of the box and I've had no issues with it. -Great price
- Inexpensive - Works flawlessly - Reliable connection (unlike Asus + Intel I225V controller) - Plug-n-Play - Recommend this to all the ASUS + I225V controller owners