I'd never heard of Hawking Technologies when I decided to buy two gigabit NICs along with the Hawking 8-port switch, and what a great deal. Good price, good performance. The low profile cards work like a charm. Thanks Buy.com for stocking this brand
This card went in and worked well without major problems, but the drivers that were included were limited to another version of the OS I wanted. Happily I eventually got it to work, but overall I was disappointed with the performance -- it was about the same as another gigabit NIC in the same price range: I have never managed to get more than about 300Mb/s sustained throughput out of it, despite being able to hold almost 600Mb/s on same network connection with a more expensive card. Overall it seems good for the price, but really isn't great.
Hawking Technologies' HGA32T 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is the perfect solution for Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networking environments. Simply install your HGA32T PCI card into an available PCI slot and load the HGA32T's drivers into your computer. For gigabit transfer rates, connect to other 10/100/1000Mbps compatible network cards or gigabit switches. The HGA32T is also backward compatible with any 10/100Mbps card or switch, which provides you with a convenient way to network your computer with any existing networking equipment. High speed networking for your home or office has never been easier!
One 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PCI AdapterInstallation SoftwareEasy-to-Follow User's Manual
1000M Link 100M Link 10M Link Activity
1 x RJ-45
Number of Ports
10% to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity
32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating
Gigabit Ethernet Card
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Manufacturer Website Address
Hawking Technologies, Inc
328 ft Category 3, 5 STP/UTP
Twisted Pair Cable Standard
32-bit PCI bus Rev2.2 specification compliant. Auto-negotiation for 10/100/1000Mbps and Half/Full duplex operation mode. Verified - FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Class B, VCCI Class B. Supports 32-bit bus master for high throughput and low CPU utilization Network drivers (on included CD) for Windows 98SE, NT4.0, 2000, XP, ME, Netware 4/5/6.x, Linux & Mac OS