1. Post #1
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    Zerokateo's Avatar
    November 2011
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    Well I went to go to a LAN party yesterday and I was packing up my computer and I couldn't get my ethernet cord out of the port on the back, so I use slight force until it came out and apparently I bent 2 pins doing so, now I need a PCI network card since this is broken and I don't have the cash to get a new motherboard or anything like that. I've been looking at this but I can't tell a quality network card so I need some help. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166017 It has to be PCI and it cannot be any bigger than that one right there as there isn't much room in this little shuttle.

  2. Post #2
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    cecilbdemodded's Avatar
    January 2005
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    I've used three Rosewill network adapters, PCI, all wireless cards though. No complaints from me.

  3. Post #3
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    1solidsnake2's Avatar
    April 2009
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    Unless you really need the Gigabit ethernet, just buy a cheap one off eBay.

    Yeah, normally eBay is a shitty place to get parts, but I got a cheap "Jaht" ethernet card that's lasted for ages.

    Found this one on the US eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250956814360


    They all use the same Realtek 8139 chipset, so Windows (Including 7 64bit) has the driver built in.
    Even supported in Linux too!


    If you do, I found these two gigabit cards:

    eBay $8.95 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/170759486825
    Amazon $9.99 - http://www.amazon.com/Encore-1000Mbp...dp/B000I5HE38/
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    rhx123's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Do you live in England? I've got loads of little PCI network cards hanging around.

    Edit
    Since when did the little flags exist?
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    September 2006
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    The realtek 8139 chip must have made billions, i've got loads of the buggers lying around
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    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    I've got old-ass unknown-make chips that used the 8139. plugged and played with Win7.

  7. Post #7
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    Zerokateo's Avatar
    November 2011
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    I'll just go ahead and get the rosewill since its from newegg and my parents are buying it for me so they won't mind paying for it.

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    MIPS's Avatar
    August 2010
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    Just grab any card you can find. PCI network cards have been around long enough they are ceap to make and all the bugs have been taken out of them.
    If you are still looking for a reputable brand, I recommend 3Com.
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    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    I recommend 3Com.
    3Com doesn't even exist anymore. It's part of HP now
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    the 3C905B was probably one of 3coms best network adapters, it had its own DSP and didn't burden the host CPU to do data transfers unlike nearly all modern integrated NICs. Integrated NICs these days aren't even NICs, they're just software based PHYcevers that rely on the host CPU.
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  11. Post #11
    Rosewill should be fine, for being an in-house brand for Newegg they make rather fantastic quality products. This 15 dollar USB WiFi Adapter has fantastic drivers, amazing bandwidth, range, and build quality. Not a PCI card, but I've been loving all my rosewill products.
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  12. Post #12
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    Rosewill is just rebranded products from other manufacturers. Many of their network adapters use Realtek chips.

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    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Rosewill is just rebranded products from other manufacturers. Many of their network adapters use Realtek chips.
    That's not what you called rebranding. As long as the PCB design itself is original ,then the product is original. Nearly all part manufacturers uses 3rd party ICs because only few companies makes them.
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    doonbugie2's Avatar
    May 2008
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    I ordered cable ties from Rosewell and I got like 10 duds.
    Also avoid their PSU's.

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    How can cable ties even BE duds?
    Pics?

    And i agree about the power supply thing
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    May 2008
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    How can cable ties even BE duds?
    Pics?

    And i agree about the power supply thing
    I put the little thingys through the hole and then it snapped. 10 times.
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    Whatever you do, DON'T buy the Linksys WMP54G.
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    May 2008
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    Also avoid TPLink, their drivers are bad on Windows 8/7 and randomly disconnect.

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    I ordered cable ties from Rosewell and I got like 10 duds.
    Also avoid their PSU's.
    Why didn't you just go to a hardware store and buy them?

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    I ordered cable ties from Rosewell and I got like 10 duds.
    Also avoid their PSU's.
    Cables to Go cable ties on amazon.

    Bestest ties.

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    Also avoid TPLink, their drivers are bad on Windows 8/7 and randomly disconnect.
    Not if you grab the drivers directly from the chipset manufacturers site.
    I generally never trust the driver either bundled or hosted on the manufacturers website.
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    doonbugie2's Avatar
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    Why didn't you just go to a hardware store and buy them?
    Because I'd rather have them come with everything else then have to go and buy separately.

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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    That's not what you called rebranding. As long as the PCB design itself is original ,then the product is original. Nearly all part manufacturers uses 3rd party ICs because only few companies makes them.
    The designs aren't original. Newegg goes out to OEMs and gets them to rebrand their products with the Rosewill moniker and resells them. Sometimes the original and the Rosewill part differ, because Newegg requests certain changes to be made, like with their PSUs.

    You also don't know what you're talking about in regard to "only a few companies make ICs" There are thousands of companies that have their own fab plants. You don't need a state of the art facility to make CMOS circuitry.

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    Well I ended up not buying one cause my dad still had one in his computer he hadnt used in about 2 years, so free network card for me! ( even though it was free anyway. )

  25. Post #25
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    You also don't know what you're talking about in regard to "only a few companies make ICs" There are thousands of companies that have their own fab plants. You don't need a state of the art facility to make CMOS circuitry.
    There's a reason why certain chips from major companies like Realtek are commonly used, because they are reliable and widely compatible. Would you really want to put your company's reputation on the line by buying some brandless ICs that no one has heard of with unknown reliability? I am not talking about the number of fab plants a company have, I am talking about numbers of companies that makes reputable designs.

  26. Post #26
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    This man knows what he's talking about. For example, every random $5 Chinese sound card on eBay uses a CMI sound chip.

  27. Post #27
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    December 2009
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    This man knows what he's talking about. For example, every random $5 Chinese sound card on eBay uses a CMI sound chip.
    You mean one of those C-Media adapters? I have one of those. They are REALLY loud though. I can't go any higher than 5 in Windows before my ears blow out.

  28. Post #28
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    There's a reason why certain chips from major companies like Realtek are commonly used, because they are reliable and widely compatible. Would you really want to put your company's reputation on the line by buying some brandless ICs that no one has heard of with unknown reliability? I am not talking about the number of fab plants a company have, I am talking about numbers of companies that makes reputable designs.
    Sorry, but nowhere in your other post did you mention "reliable" or "reputable". The argument was about how many companies have fabs, not how many of them made reliable parts or were reputable.

    You mean one of those C-Media adapters? I have one of those. They are REALLY loud though. I can't go any higher than 5 in Windows before my ears blow out.
    There's probably a incorrect value resistor near the sound chip that's causing the output to be amplified too much. It'd be easy to fix if a schematic was available.

  29. Post #29
    Fuck You, Laren Faust
    Banshee FrieNd's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,433 Posts
    Maybe get a wifi/Ethernet Combo? That could come in handy some day.

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    Well I ended up not buying one cause my dad still had one in his computer he hadnt used in about 2 years, so free network card for me! ( even though it was free anyway. )
    Guys I think OP settled this.

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    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Sorry, but nowhere in your other post did you mention "reliable" or "reputable". The argument was about how many companies have fabs, not how many of them made reliable parts or were reputable.
    Well that's not what I meant. You should be able to tell by reading the context regardless of not picking the best choices of words.