• Overview
  • Technical Specifications

Dual Port Network Connection

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 Server dual-port Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X adapter card for an advanced networking solution! This 64-bit, 133MHz, Intel® Gigabit controller-based PCI-X card supports link aggregation(1) 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 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 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 Server dual-port Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X adapter card 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

64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X card with Intel 82546 Gigabit controller

Supports link aggregation on its own and with onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports(1)

Supports transparent failover

Full/half duplex

1000/100/10BaseT auto-negotiation

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

Presto Gigabit Server 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 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. 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.  
GE1000LA2X Presto Gigabit Server
Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor PCI computer card
Network Connectors Two RJ-45 connectors support 1000Mbps, 100Mbps, 10Mbps network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Bus Interface PCI-X, 64-bit 133 MHz; 32-bit PCI bus 2.2 compliant, works in any PCI-X or PCI slot
Standard IEEE 802.3 10BaseT; IEEE 802.3u 100BaseT; IEEE 802.3ad 1000BaseT
Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
Network Power UTP x 2 (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
IRQ Line Assigned by system
I/O Address Assigned by system
Transmission Rates 1000Mbps; 100Mbps; 10Mbps
Link Supports Link Aggregation
Packets Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Presto Gigabit Server PCI-X Computer Card
  • Documentation and CD

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

 

Mac Compatibility

Power Mac® G5 (with PCI-X or PCI slots)

Power Mac G4

OS X Version 10.5, 10.4.11

Xserve® G5, Xserver (Slot Load), Xserve (2002)

OS X® Server 10.4.11+

Windows Compatibility

PC desktop (with PCI slots)

PC server (with PCI slots)

Windows® 8, 7, Vista(1), XP (SP2)

Windows Server 2003


Technical Notes

  1. Link aggregation not supported by Windows Vista.

 

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