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  • Technical Specifications

Simply Fast Network Connection

Whether you need to add an additional Ethernet port to your Mac, or step up to Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for your PC, get a Sonnet Presto™ Gigabit Basic PCIe Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for PCI Express for a simple networking solution! Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe is compatible in Mac Pro(1), and PCs with a PCI Express (PCIe) slot, and its plug-and-play simplicity makes installation a breeze; you'll complete the process in a few simple steps.

Usage vignette for Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe

If your computer already has onboard Gigabit Ethernet, you can add a Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe and use it for dedicated connection to a printer, AirPort Extreme base station, DSL or cable modem, or a metadata server, while leaving your onboard Gigabit Ethernet port(s) available for other connections.

Key Features

Simple way to add or expand Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to any compatible computer

Supports gigabit speeds on common CAT-5 cabling—no need for costly cable replacement

Easy installation

1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation

Full/half duplex

PCI Express x1

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Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe offers basic networking connectivity and supports gigabit speeds over common CAT-5 cabling, so costly cable replacement is unnecessary. If your computer already has onboard Gigabit Ethernet, you can add a Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe and use it for dedicated connection to a printer, AirPort® Extreme base station, DSL or cable modem, or a metadata server, while leaving your onboard Gigabit Ethernet port(s) available for other connections. This Sonnet card offers simple configuration, and its 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication support allow it to be used in most networks. Presto Gigabit Basic PCIe also includes a low profile mounting bracket that enables the card to be easily installed in low profile PCs.
Part No.  
GE1000-E Discontinued
Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
Bus Interface PCI Express
Network Connectors One RJ-45 connector supports 1000 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 10 Mbps network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Standard Compliant with 1000/100/10 IEEE 802.3 specification
Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
Network Power UTP x 1 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
IRQ Line Assigned by system
I/O Address Assigned by system
Transmission Rates 1000 Mbps/2000 Mbps; 100 Mbps/200 Mbps; 10 Mbps/20 Mbps
Link Aggregation Does not support Link Aggregation
Packets Maximum packet size: 1500 bytes
LEDs 1000 Mbps Link/Activity;
100 Mbps Link/Activity
Package Contents
  • PCIe Ethernet network adapter card
  • Low profile mounting bracket
  • Quick start guide

 

 

 

 

 

Mac Compatibility

Mac Pro(1)

Mac OS® X Version, 10.5+(2)

OS X Lion compatible

Windows Compatibility

PC (with PCI Express slots)(1)

Windows® 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP


Technical Notes

  1. Not compatible with Mac Pro (Early 2009), or with slot 2 (PCIe 2.0 slot) in Mac Pro (Early 2008).
  2. Compatible with OS X, Version 10.6 only in 32-bit kernel boot (Mac Pro default).

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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