Windows Vista and Windows 7 Owners..SKIP THIS ITEM
PostedJuly 4, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
FYI – Dell should pull this card off its site (below). Get this after I received the card I popped it into a Windows 7 PC which should automatically find the drivers. It does not, now mind you client has no internet access hence why this card was ordered in the first place.
Next option would be to load the CD to install drivers. After critiquing then entire CD I find drivers only for: Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Windows NT and Windows XP. That is it. I look on the box, card is only supported up to Windows XP yet this item is still being sold. Amazing.
I call Cisco / Linksys support they confirm card does not go past Win XP so I request level two support. They state the same so I get more persistent and state isn’t there a generic driver from another card that might work? (duh) the Cisco rep says “Oh, let me check”..they speak to another tech who says you can use a Realtek driver model number 8118. I had to drive back to my office, download this driver (client had no internet again), drive back to client unpack and install this 64 bit driver and walla..it worked a 30 minute job turns into 2 hours.
Moral of the story, dump this card from product selection as it will cause others much grief there’s no support for even Vista on here. Linksys confessed they have received a lot of complaints and they are working on a driver..sure 3 years after Win7 has been released.
I have 3 of these now in my dell computers 1 in a dimension 4400 another in a xps 410 and my dimension 9100.They work great and are very easy to set up and are extremly fast.Great setup and support and ease of installation.Highly recommend