Need help choosing inexpensive 10/100 card...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jopplehead, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    I have an older pc I want to put win 7 on. I ran the MS Win 7 advisory app and it is telling me that my 3com ethernet pci card is NOT compatible. Anyone have an idea of an inexpensive type that is compatible OR one that works with vista beings that means it probably will work with win 7??? TIA. :confused:
     
  2. Jared-

    Jared- MDL Novice

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    Intel Pro 100s usually go for cheap.
     
  3. BlueWyrm

    BlueWyrm MDL Novice

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    I have this old card >> 3COM 3C905B-TX 10/100 , on a very old socket 939 board on Win7 64 , connection is sloowww .. but what can you xpect :eek: ... don't take too much notice of that Win 7 advisor .. it's crap.

    :)
     
  4. myndwire

    myndwire MDL Junior Member

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    intel pro/100 or the 3com 3c905x mentioned above are the best and cheapest options.
     
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  5. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Agreed.
    Jopplehead - first try it with Win7 and Vista drivers - they should work.
     
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  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I would go for the $9.99 BestBuy special. No reason spending a ton of money on a NIC, I'm sure you can get a netgear or dlink or generic for pretty cheap online or in a store.

    Heck I even saw NICs in Walmart :eek:
     
  7. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    #7 Jopplehead, Aug 8, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009
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    Quote : "I have this old card >> 3COM 3C905B-TX 10/100 , on a very old socket 939 board on Win7 64 , connection is sloowww .. but what can you xpect ... don't take too much notice of that Win 7 advisor .. it's crap.
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    That's funny My system is also a socket 939 system. Actually an athlon 64 2.2ghz CPU a8v-MX asus. I have a different 3com card - 3CSOHO. I will give it a try before buying one. If it does not work will take the advice of the best buy deal :) Thanks guys and will let you know of the outcome when I get the chance to install the OS. :) Need to upgrade my ram to the full 2 gig also before trying this as it only has 1 gig currently. I guess it's obvious I won't be running 64 bit LOL.
     
  8. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    OK I went with the following card and was tiotally detected and properly installed as soon as it booted. No loading of drivers by me was needed. I like this card: D-Link DFE-530TX+, got it for 15$ at office max :)