Here are some crap about the card (I got it from D-Link website):
- 10/100Mbps auto-sensing with single shielded RJ-45
- 2-bit PCI Bus Master operation
- Full/half duplex support
- Low network command processing overhead
- Runs Win95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, NetWare, Unix
- Easy-to-view diagnostic LEDs
Thus I suspected that it might be caused by my onboard network chip. Foreseen that a NIC is not that expensive, I decided to buy one to have a try.
The reasons I bought D-Link DFE-528TX and not other model are:
1) Not sure what brand of NIC is better, other brands to choose from - Zyxel, Tecom.
2) D-Link is one of the market leader in low end end users' network products.
3) D-Link brand is well-known for its "quality" network products (Quality or not much depend on the description of different users).
3) The salesgirl gave me this card after I told her I am looking for a network card.
The NIC had been installed into my PC with the on board one had been disabled. After trying for few days... well... I would say not much help.
1) PC still lag in some extend
2) Blue screen not yet be seen (Touch wood!! Hope it won't be seen!!)
3) Pinging error - network so far still ok so didn't actually ping
4) Windows hang at loading page - errr.. if not mistaken it did hang once after I change to the new NIC!
Oh ya! It is made in China!