Windows 10: Win 10 1000 Mbps NIC??

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  1.    30 Nov 2015 #1

    Win 10 1000 Mbps NIC??


    I wanted to upgrade my network card this weekend to handle 1000Mbps speeds, and I went to Microcenter to pick up a new NIC, but none of them say if they will work with Win 10 x64 or not. I picked up an Intel Pro/1000 GT NIC thinking that Intel is always in the game, but when I plugged it in and run the auto update utility, it can't find anything online. I checked Intel site and they say it is compatible with Win 10, but when you go to download a driver for it, none are found that support Win 10 (or Win 8).

    Anyhow, has anyone found any NIC's that will work at 1000Mbps with W10?

    Thanks,

    John
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       30 Nov 2015 #2

    Did the NIC card actually install and show up in Device Manager? The Intel site has some generic W10 drivers that should work with all their cards. see http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-006120.htm

    One small point - make sure you use the correct cable for 1Gbps speeds. The specification needs to be at least CAT.5E. The older CAT.5 cables will not support 1Gbps.
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3

    I bought a cheap and chearful realtek one a few months ago and its giving me gigabit speeds. It is also important to take into account the ethernet cable you are using.

    That nic card you mentioned is designed to work at gigabit speeds. But there are a couple of other things you need to check. Firstly the cable connecting from your PC to your internet device. And secondly the internet device such as a router needs to have gigabit ethernet ports.

    So in otherwords your path from the pc to the router all needs to support gigabit.

    (lol philc your post appeared as I was typing this)
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4

    Okay, so to answer your questions... it "sort of" installed. If I go into device manager, it says it is there, but when I drill into the Driver Details and look under events I see the following: "Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_107C&SUBSYS_13768086&REV_05\4&61d1bc4&0&3830 requires further installation"

    Also, if I go to Network Connections, it is not listed there. Philc43, I tried that link yesterday, and again just now, and I get the same message "Cannot install drivers. No Intel Adapters are present in this computer"

    Swarfega, What is the model number for the Realtek NIC that you have?

    Thanks,

    John
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #5

    You need to go to the cards options and select the 1000mbps speed.

    I have this one.
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #6

    I'm sorry SWA, you lost me. Why do I need to go to the card options and select 1000... because it gave me that strange error?
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #7

    Win 10 is usually darn good at installing a driver that will work but as you have found, Intel gave up on this one after win 7. PCI usage isn't very common now.

    But I wonder if it is possible to use the Lenovo win 10 dvr? Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software (Gigabit Ethernet Driver) for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad - Lenovo Support (US)

    Can't do any harm to try.

    But it looks like it is pushing the proverbial uphill to find PCI win 10 drivers. Doesn't your motherboard have PCIe sockets?
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  8.    30 Nov 2015 #8

    KD8TZC said: View Post
    I'm sorry SWA, you lost me. Why do I need to go to the card options and select 1000... because it gave me that strange error?

    Because Windows doesn't always set the card to the correct speed.
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  9.    30 Nov 2015 #9

    linw said: View Post
    Win 10 is usually darn good at installing a driver that will work but as you have found, Intel gave up on this one after win 7. PCI usage isn't very common now.

    But I wonder if it is possible to use the Lenovo win 10 dvr? Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software (Gigabit Ethernet Driver) for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad - Lenovo Support (US)

    Can't do any harm to try.

    But it looks like it is pushing the proverbial uphill to find PCI win 10 drivers. Doesn't your motherboard have PCIe sockets?
    I do believe that is for the onboard version of the LAN chip, but I can give it a try.

    Yes, my card does have PCIe sockets... do you know of any besides the one that SWA mentioned above? I'd prefer to go with Intel, but any will do as long as it supports 1000Mbps.

    swarfega said: View Post
    Because Windows doesn't always set the card to the correct speed.
    No dice.... it still doesn't see the NIC.
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  10.    30 Nov 2015 #10

    Yes TP-link do sell pci 1x cards. Search your favourite retailer site for one. Keywords are gigabit and pci-e 1x.
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