• Overview
  • Technical Specifications

Dual Port Network Connection

Whether you need to add more Gigabit Ethernet ports to your server for improved performance and reliability or the ability to connect your computer to more networks, get a Sonnet Presto™ Gigabit PCIe Server dual-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for PCI Express for an advanced networking solution! This 4-lane (x4) PCI Express card supports link aggregation on its own and with your computer’s onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports and full duplex communication to achieve up to 2000 Mbps and faster transfer rates—the ideal solution for high-bandwidth data transfer requirements. Presto Gigabit Ethernet Server PCIe also supports 9000 byte jumbo packet transfers (compared to 1500 byte standard packets) to support higher performance and reduced overhead when transferring large files.

Presto Gigabit Server PCIe Usage

Whether you need to add more Gigabit Ethernet ports to your computer for improved performance and reliability or the ability to connect to more networks, get a Sonnet Presto Gigabit PCIe Server dual-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for PCI Express for an advanced networking solution!

Key Features

Simple way to add Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to any compatible computer

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

Supports link aggregation on its own and with onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports

Supports transparent failover

Full/half duplex

1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation

PCI Express (PCIe) x4 host bus interface for maximum performance

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Should a cable get unplugged or a port fail, Presto Gigabit Server PCIe provides transparent failover protection, so your computer remains connected to the network.

Presto Gigabit Server PCIe 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 Server PCIe and use it for dedicated connection to a printer, AirPort® Extreme base station, DSL or cable modem, or a video server, while leaving your onboard Gigabit Ethernet port(s) available for other connections.

Presto Gigabit Server PCIe is compatible in Mac Pro®, and Power Mac® G5 & Xserve(3) & PCs and servers with a PCI Express (PCIe) slot. Offering simple configuration, this Sonnet card is easy to use, and its support for 1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation and full/half duplex communication enable it to be used in most networks.

Part No.  
GE1000LA2XA-E Presto Gigabit Server PCIe
Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
RoHS Compliant Yes
Network Connectors Two RJ-45 connectors support 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps network speed
Bus Interface PCI Express 1.1, x4
Standard IEEE 802.3ad 1000BaseT; IEEE 802.3u 100BaseT; IEEE 802.3 10BaseT
Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseT, 10BaseT)
Network Power UTP x 2 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
Transmission Rates 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps
Link Aggregation Supported on Windows 7(1)
Packets Maximum packet size:
9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
Package Contents
  • Presto Gigabit Server PCIe Ethernet network adapter card
  • Low profile mounting bracket
  • Quick start guide

 

 

 

 

 

Mac Compatibility

Xserve (with PCI Express slots), Mac OS X Server 10.5+

Mac Pro(2), Mac OS X 10.5+

OS X Mountain Lion compatible

Windows Compatibility

Server (with PCI Express x4 slots)

PC (with PCI Express x4 slot)

Windows® Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2003

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista®

Windows XP


Technical Notes

  1. Link aggregation not supported by Windows® Vista or Mac OS X
  2. Not compatible with Mac Pro 1,1

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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