Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1,953KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 538TX / Dec¬†2002
The D-Link 538 adapter is compliant with IEEE 802.3/802.3u with a dual speed 10/100MB. The fast Ethernet 32 bit master PCI specification of 2.1 network D-link adapter card that is supported by AMA wake with LAN support. With the integration of the intelligent network chip set, the adapter is designed to give the user maximum performance and flexibility by the delivering a massive dual speed of 10/100Mb with automatic bandwidth sensor that comes at a low cost. The Adapter provides a plug and play option for installation plus it is compatible with Microsoft windows 98/ME/XP and VISTA plus a wide array of Network Operating Systems. Clients on a network can be remotely administered with the help of the DFE-538TX wake that is available on LAN even if their powered off. It is a good additional to an office with many computers that need access to the internet. It provides a wireless connection that eliminates the need of bulky wires.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The D-link adapter comes with features such as T Ethernet that is supported by fast Ethernet with auto negotiation that has duplex flow control. The data transfer rate of the Ethernet is 10Mbps when it is working on half duplex. When working on a full duplex flow the Ethernet data transfer rate switches to 20Mps. The fast Ethernet works on a 100 Mps when it's on half duplex and 200 Mbps when on full duplex. The adapter has a PCI port of local bus master 2.2/2.2 support that supports power management on wake LAN that is compliant with PCI 2.2/2.2 ACPI power management. The D-link adapter is compliant to PC 99 magic packet and has an independent 2KB transmit and receive FIFOs. It follows a protocol of CSMA/CD that has been set by the D-link system. It operates at a temperature of 10 degrees centigrade to 55 degrees centigrade with a humidity level of 90 % percent maximum It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and D-Link DFE-538TX 10/100 Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.