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  • What is the network card (PCI, PCI Express) that you use? I need to know which one to get because the integrated card on the motherboard I bought does not have drivers for Windows Home Server 2011.
    • Edited by Stifler-7 Friday, December 30, 2011 1:11 AM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:50 PM

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  • UPDATE: 12-29-11 This Network Adapter card: TP-Link, model TG-3468, 32-bit works. I paid $15.00 for it, including shipping from Amazon. It was installed automatically by Windows Home Server 2011 upon reboot after placing the card in a PCI-E slot. Thanks for everyone's input.
    • Marked as answer by Stifler-7 Friday, December 30, 2011 1:12 AM
    Friday, December 30, 2011 1:12 AM

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  • Have you tried Windows 7 64-bit drivers - they are likely to work. As far as I am aware no one releases drivers specifically for WHS2011, so the order of preference is 64-bit drivers for Windows Server 2008 Release 2 followed by Windows 7.

    I have a Realtek® RTL8111E Gigabit LAN controller on my Asus P8P67-M Pro board running without a problem and another system has a RTL8112L Gigabit LAN controller.


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:54 PM
  • I have the Intel board DZ68BC. The Intel website has various drivers but I didn't get any to work. I understand that Intel won't provide the server drivers according to this http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19481&ProdId=3381&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%20Server%202008%20R2%20Standard*&DownloadType=Drivers
    • Edited by Stifler-7 Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:09 PM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:06 PM
  • So you tried PROWin7_64_v16.7.exe without success?

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:13 PM
  • PROWin7_64_v16.7.exe doesn't work.
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:57 PM
  • Phil Harrison: But the Realtecs are not plug in cards but integrated Ethernet on a board. So how does that help me now?
    • Edited by Stifler-7 Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:17 PM
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:06 PM
  • Phil Harrison: But the Realtecs are not plug in cards but integrated Ethernet on a board. So how does that help me now?

    It doesn't, but I did not know what motherboard you had at the time! Unless someone has a specific recommendation, all I can say is get a card that has the drivers I suggested above.

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:05 PM
  • UPDATE: 12-29-11 This Network Adapter card: TP-Link, model TG-3468, 32-bit works. I paid $15.00 for it, including shipping from Amazon. It was installed automatically by Windows Home Server 2011 upon reboot after placing the card in a PCI-E slot. Thanks for everyone's input.
    • Marked as answer by Stifler-7 Friday, December 30, 2011 1:12 AM
    Friday, December 30, 2011 1:12 AM