Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 11.8MB
Operating System: Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows 2000, Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems, Windows Server 2008 W32, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Storage Server 2003, Novell NetWare 5.1, Novell NetWare 6.0, Novell NetWare 6.5, OS/2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (x86), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64), Red Hat Linux 7.2, Red Hat Linux 7.3, Red Hat Linux 8.0, SCO Open UNIX 8, SCO OpenServer 5, SCO OpenServer 6, SCO UnixWare 7, Solaris 10 for x86 Systems, Sun Solaris 7 Intel Platform Edition, Sun Solaris 8 Intel Platform Edition, Sun Solaris 9 Intel Platform Edition, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 28 May, 2009
The HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter is a single piece network adapter card. This device features two Ethernet ports that allow not only savings in useful input-output slots, but also savings in the cost of network deployment. The driver of the HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter provides support for the 133MHz, 64-bit data path using PCI-X architecture. This architecture is backward compatible with the older PCI slot interfaces of the computer system. The adapter card supports transmission speeds of 10, 100 and 1000Mbps that can be implemented in both Ethernet and legacy Fast Ethernet wired networks. As its name implies, its driver has native support for Gigabit based network environments. The use of the HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter allows for the deployment of high speed networks, taking full advantage of wider data paths for increased transmission rates.
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 HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter features an onboard memory of 128KB making it a perfect pair for ProLiant servers that need access to not only maximum bandwidth, but also maximum density for its communication ports. The device driver of the HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter supports the default TCP/IP transport protocol for network environments. The physical interface of the adapter makes use of RJ45 terminated Ethernet cables to implement wired networks. The HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter itself is equipped with full duplex and hot swap functionality aside from support for ACPI technology. Load balancing, wake on LAN, automatic negotiation and network fault tolerance are other features supported by the driver. The HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter remains compliant with majority of international communication standards like FCC Class B, VCCI Class B and BSMI CNS. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP NC7170 Dual Gigabit Server Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.