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Old 03-15-2009
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Question What NIC is it?

I've been handed an NIC thats supposed to be a DFE-520TX (hardware version A2) but the drivers supplied on the CD (that says 520TX) don't work.. i've tried to download drivers from d-link website but those wont work either..

I've tried everything i can from installing dirver before/after inserting card, changing slots to downloadig the drivers from 3 different sources..

Here's the information that I've gathered from the device manager:

Device Instance Id
PCI\VEN_0186&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_0000208A&REV_8B\4172A 2BDD&0&50F0

Hardware Ids

Compatible Ids

And this is the INF file present in the WinXP folder:

%VT3106DX.DeviceDesc% = VT3106J.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_14081186
%VT3106F1.DeviceDesc% = VT3106J.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_14071186
%VT3106H.DeviceDesc% = VT3106J.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_14061186
%VT3106S.DeviceDesc% = VT3106S.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3053&SUBSYS_14041186
%VT3106J.DeviceDesc% = VT3106J.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_14031186
%VT3065C.DeviceDesc% = VT3065.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065&SUBSYS_14021186
%VT3065B.DeviceDesc% = VT3065.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065&SUBSYS_14011186
%VT3065A.DeviceDesc% = VT3065.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065&SUBSYS_14001186
%VT3206.DeviceDesc% = VT3106J.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3106&SUBSYS_14051186
%VT3043.DeviceDesc% = VT3043.ndi, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3043&SUBSYS_14001186

So the Vendor ID reported by the card is really not in the INF file. Does this mean I don't have a 520TX? If this is the case, what card is it anyway? Which company has vendor ID 0186?

DFE-520TX is printed on the card.

The followin appears near the DLink brand name on the NIC:

The chip on the NIC says

and another smaller chip that says:


Help me out! What drivers do I use???
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Old 03-16-2009
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Default Re: What NIC is it?

Use drivers for a Dlink DFE-520TX. If they don't work then you are not installing correctly or the card is a bummer.

Driver is posted here: [url][/url]

Note: Disregard the notice that says * Before downloading the D-Link Systems Driver, click here to fix driver related errors

or you can download drivers from this ftp site: [url][/url]
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Default Re: What NIC is it?

Stands for "Network Interface Card." Pronounced "nick," this is the card that physically makes the connection between the computer and the network cable. These cards typically use an Ethernet connection and are available in 10, 100, and 1000 Base-T configurations. A 100 Base-T card can transfer data at 100 Mbps. The cards come in ISA and PCI versions and are made by companies like 3Com and LinkSys. So if you want to connect your computer to a network, you better get yourself a NIC.
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