Full length mini PCI Express (PCI Express Mini Card, Mini PCIe) form factor fits in many Mini-ITX or embedded systems Built-in NDIS5 Checksum and Large Send Offload support and Jumbo Frames minimize system resource usage Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support One 10/100/1000Mbps compatible RJ-45 Ethernet port Fully complaint with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab specifications for 10/100/1000 Mbps connections Jumbo Frame support up to 9k Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction (Auto MDIX) IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging support The ST1000SMPEX Mini PCI Express Gigabit Network Adapter Card adds 1000Mbps network connectivity to a Mini PCI Express (PCI Express Mini Card, Mini PCIe) enabled computer system, such as Mini-ITX motherboards. Supporting features such as NDIS5 checksum and large send offload for lower CPU utilization, Wake-on-LAN (WOL) and Remote Wake-up power management, jumbo frames and VLAN tagging, this Mini PCI Express Gigabit Adapter is ready to handle a wide variety of scenarios. Perfect for small form factor or embedded systems that originally lack Gigabit networking capability, or for adding a network connection without taking up a full-sized PCI Express slots, this high quality Mini PCIe Network Adapter includes a low profile/half-height bracket for additional installation options. Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
I tested the 3 main brands of these that Amazon stocks in my MACBOOK PRO, I did not test windows functionality. There is a clear winner of the 3 and that is the StarTech one. Why: the ONLY one of these that includes a full-sized driver CD in the box. They should know these will be used in laptops and you CANNOT put an 8cm CD in a slot-loading CD drive! Mac drivers, tight slot connection, and having the smallest cable connection module were the winning points f..