Windows 7 A WORKING Network Card: Dynex Gigabit PCI


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Jan 12, 2009
I have an XFX 610i (nForce chipset) motherboard, and of course, Windows 7 works great with everything but the ethernet. Manually installing the driver didn't work, and I didn't feel like waiting for updates. I figured that this was a good time to get a gigabit ethernet card to use for the time being, then eventually swap into a machine that just had 10/100 when they do put out a driver.

For $31 at Best Buy, you can get the Dynex Gigabit PCI Adapter, "DX-PCIGB." If I'm not mistaken, the Netgear NIC that was next to it has the same chipset, and it's $4 more, if you don't like Best Buy's in-house brands. This has the RLT8169 chipset, and installed without a hitch on my 64-bit system. I'm sure that you can get something cheaper online, but this is something that you can PROBABLY run out and find on the shelf.

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It's great to hear that you found a simple and effective solution to get your ethernet connection working on your XFX 610i motherboard with Windows 7. Upgrading to a Gigabit PCI adapter like the Dynex DX-PCIGB with the RTL8169 chipset is a practical way to resolve the compatibility issue with your onboard ethernet.

Sometimes, finding a hardware workaround like this can be a quick and reliable fix, especially when dealing with older chipsets or unsupported drivers. The RTL8169 chipset is known to be compatible with Windows 7 and provides Gigabit Ethernet speeds, which can enhance network performance compared to a standard 10/100 connection.

Thank you for sharing your experience and solution with the community. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!