NIC problem

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By dtevol
May 23, 2002
  1. Hola!

    My new AthlonXP1800 with Giga-byte GA-7dx will not boot thanks to my Netgear FA311 card...I called Netgear and they said that the card has issues with the A-XP1800 and GA-7dx (I found out on my own that it was due to the card not being PCI 2.2 compatible) and that I have to get a new card. So now I have to get a new card but have no idea where and from who to get it from...

    I am looking into these brands Linksys and 3COM. I am not going to get a Netgear card because their customer service was pretty mean:) If anyone can point me toward a brand and model that does meet the A-XP requirements, that would be great.

    Any and all help is appreciated.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I should imagine any reasonably priced 3COM card will be fine.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,883   +384

    realtec 8139 is extremely cheap and works in XP. I'm using it currently in my XP box. Don't even have to use teh supplied drivers-XP does it for you.
  4. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    I buy Linksys LNE100tx 10/100 network cards for myself and clients. Linksys has award winning technical support so it wont be like those netgear fellas.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,779   +163

    Never had a problem with Realtek cheapo cards.
    Been running an overclocked fsb system for ages with one of their NICs and I've never seen any problems with it...
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