Recommend wired network adapter (NIC)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by smlunatick, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. smlunatick

    smlunatick Guest

    I'm finally looking at installing Vista at my office. However, I have
    noticed that the network adapters (NIC) that I use do not (and may
    not) have Vista drivers for them.

    What is a good brand of network adapters (NIC) that are XP / Vista
    compatible?
     
    smlunatick, Mar 13, 2007
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  2. smlunatick

    Jim Macklin Guest

    Which adapters do you have now, they will probably work.
    Run the Vista upgrade advisor check and you'll get a report
    on your hardware and software.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx



    | I'm finally looking at installing Vista at my office.
    However, I have
    | noticed that the network adapters (NIC) that I use do not
    (and may
    | not) have Vista drivers for them.
    |
    | What is a good brand of network adapters (NIC) that are XP
    / Vista
    | compatible?
    |
     
    Jim Macklin, Mar 13, 2007
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  3. I've used Linksys NIC's with no issues. Although you can run the Vista
    Advisor to see if a driver is built in with Vista.

    Some NIC's don't have drivers with Vista, and no drivers available. But,
    most new Linksys and Dlink have drivers.
     
    Dustin Harper, Mar 14, 2007
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  4. smlunatick

    Conor Guest

    Anything that has a Realtek 8192 chipset. You'll find it in many of the
    $5 PCI NICs and you'll be hard pressed to find an OS that doesn't
    support it out of the box except for DOS of course.
     
    Conor, Mar 14, 2007
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  5. smlunatick

    john Guest


    you might want to spend some time over in the networking_sharing NG before
    you introduce Vista into your business environment...
    if for nothing else. just to see what you can expect. [it ain't pretty]
     
    john, Mar 14, 2007
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  6. Dustin, the older 3Com 3C905-TX series are all Vista-ready (drivers are
    included with the OS) back to the original 3C905-TX (the last iteration is
    the 3C905-TX-C). It's both PCI and utterly Plug and Play. The same applies
    to the Intel PRO/100 (and older PRO/1000) series NICs (and built-in
    Intel-branded *wired* Ethernet controllers in various Intel-chipset
    motherboards).


    Christopher L. Estep
     
    Christopher L. Estep, Mar 15, 2007
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