mplementing Gigabit speeds in a network is very affordable for many reasons. Gigabit Ethernet runs perfectly on virtually all existing CAT-5 cabling so there is no rewiring expense and ease of use and management capabilities lower administrative costs. Gigabit to the desktop or workstation can be done gradually because the technology is completely backwards compatible. The entire network can be upgraded to Gigabit speed one device at a time as clients are upgraded or replaced by simply plugging the new Gigabit-ready device into the switch. Until recently, networks only had to support the transfer of files from one place to another. As networks and computers have evolved, so have the applications that are being used. Administrators require more control and performance at the edge of the network. Bandwidth needs are continually growing, especially with the convergence of media-rich applications, such as, video and voice.
- Broadcom 5751 PCI-Express LAN Controller
- Power requirement: 3.1 watts @ +3.3V AUX supply with 5V tolerance
- Data rates supported: 10/100/1000 Mbps
- The Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller is compatible with all HP Compaq Business Desktop PCs with the exception of the dx2000 and dc5150 series PCs and the dc7600 ultra-slim desktop, and is also compatible with xw4200, xw4300, xw6200, xw8200 a