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Please suggest a fast Win 10 compatible Network Card for my Desktop

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Please suggest a fast Win 10 compatible Network Card for my Desktop

I have an Asus P5KC board with the onboard Atheros L1 Gigabit network card. The problem I have is that this card has a connectivity issue and has intermittent issues. From what I found on the net, this is a common problem with the Atheros L1 card and Windows 10. I am looking to disable the onboard network card and install a PCI or PCI-E Gigabit network card.

I was hoping that someone could suggest a decent network card that will work properly in Windows 10. This is my parents PC and they just need to check emails, and the Internet.

The link to the motherboard manual is as follows: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/s ... 1547477021

The attached picture shows the slots that are available. Page 28 of the manual shows the type of slots.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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*hugs Intel*

Fleabay has a ton of gigabit cards for a song.
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hightech wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 10:36 am
This is my parents PC and they just need to check emails, and the Internet.
For that kind of purpose, the easiest option might be to get a USB ethernet adapter. Without USB 3 onboard, it won't get gigabit speeds on network transfers and use a bit more CPU but your parents won't miss it. The various USB adapters typically use the same family of chipsets which W10 should readily support with drivers built-in.
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hightech wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 6:47 am
I ended up ordering this card: https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/det ... -3468.html
Shoulda gone with the current Intel chipset instead. I didn't look it up, but I'm probably safe to assume that card uses a cheap Realtek chipset. If it isn't too late, you *should* get yourself one of these:

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6833316879

That said, you'll probably be fine with the TP-Link product given the workload you describe. Intel is preferred, however.
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birthdaymonkey wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 3:15 pm
Shoulda gone with the current Intel chipset instead. I didn't look it up, but I'm probably safe to assume that card uses a cheap Realtek chipset. If it isn't too late, you *should* get yourself one of these:

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6833316879

That said, you'll probably be fine with the TP-Link product given the workload you describe. Intel is preferred, however.
Yes, I could always cancel my order.

What about this one: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6833106033
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hightech wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 7:35 am
Yes, I could always cancel my order.

What about this one: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... 6833106033
I have one of those. It works well, but I wish I'd gotten a card based on the current chipset - I210, as implemented in the NIC I linked for specifically this reason. The older chipsets still work with MS's generic driver in Win10, but they're no longer supported by Intel itself.
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