Category: Network and modems
Manufacturer: Simple Tech
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 51.62 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 0.15.5 / 02 Jan 2009
Fast Ethernet PC Card provides high speed network connectivity. However, this is only for notebooks that are equipped with slots for 16 bit PC cards. The advantage of having the 16 bit solution has to do with the fact that the notebook widespread connectivity. Fast Ethernet PC Card also comes with a 10/100 facility for auto detect. The advantage of this facility is that it allows the Fast Ethernet PC Card to be used on different networks. The card can support data rates of 100 Mbps as well as 10 Mbps. Since the Fast Ethernet PC Card comes with a built in RJ-45 port, users do not need to purchase dongle. Users can fit the Fast Ethernet PC Card into different Type II or Type III PCMCIA slots. In addition, the card comes with speeds that are full duplex; 20 as well as 200 Mbps.
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 full duplex mode on the Fast Ethernet PC Card doubles the connecting speed on the network. Fast Ethernet PC Card supports Category 10 baseT (3.5) as well as Category 100 baseTX (5). However, the biggest advantage associated with the card driver is the fact that it supports all key Network Operating Systems (NOS). Fast Ethernet PC Card operates on Windows NT, 2000, XP and 98 platforms. The card comes with support for the PC Card hot swap. A single port for the RJ45 phone jack is provided in the Fast Ethernet PC Card board. In order to make maximum use of the Fast Ethernet PC Card functions, users are advised to only install and use appropriate and recent device drivers. Recent drivers are best obtained from the manufacturer's website. Fast Ethernet PC Card drivers should be updated as often as possible so as to avoid network errors. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Fast Ethernet PC Card errors before installing any driver updates.