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10-100Mbps PCI Card for PC


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D-Link’s DFE-530TX Fast Ethernet adapter is a high-performance auto-sensing 10/100Mbps dual-speed adapter for the PCI bus. Installable in a Pentium or Pentium Pro PC equipped with PCI expansion slots, this adapter turns a desktop into a high- bandwidth graphic/multimedia workstation or a power server running at full-duplex speed.

Powerful Performance

The adapter operates in the 32-bit Bus Master mode, delivering throughputs at multi-megabits per second with little stress on the host’s CPU. Supporting PCI clock speeds independently of the network clock, it transfers data directly to/from the host’s memory, by-passing the CPU to alleviate the host’s workload.

Easy Migration

The adapter allows users to migrate from Ethernet to Fast Ethernet in easy steps. 10BASE-T users can upgrade to 100BASE-TX anytime without changing driver software or network cables.

Network Security

Network administrators can install optional boot ROMs on the adapters to implement network security. Diskless workstations equipped with these ROMs can remote boot from NetWare or Windows NT servers and access authorized data.

Auto-sensing 10/100Mbps Interface

The adapter’s single connector connects to either 10BASE-T Ethernet or 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet completely without any need to set configuration. It detects the connected hub’s or switch’s capability and auto-negotiates to use the highest available speed.

Full Duplex Support

Full/half duplex operation is auto-detected in both 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX modes. When connected to a switch in full duplex, the network speed can be increased to 200Mbps, making the adapter an ideal NIC for high-speed server deployment.

Comprehensive Driver Support

The adapter supports all major network operating systems, including NetWare, Windows and Linux.


• IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet

• IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet

• ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay auto-negotiation

• PCI local bus 2.2 specifications


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Network Data Transfer Rate

• 100BASE-TX: 100Mbps

• 10BASE-T: 10Mbps

Full Duplex

• Fast Ethernet: 200Mbps

• Ethernet: 20Mbps

Network Cables

• 10BASE-T:

• 2-pair UTP Cat. 3, 4, 5 (100 m)

• EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm shielded twisted-pair (STP) (100 m)

• 100BASE-TX:

• 2-pair UTP Cat. 5 (100 m)

• EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm shielded twisted-pair (STP) (100 m)



• Allocated by system

I/O Address

• Allocated by system

Cache Buffer

• 2K byte receive/transmit FIFO

Diagnostic LED Report

• Link/Act

• -10/100Mbps speed

Environmental & Physical

Power Consumption

• 0.4 watts


• 120 x 51 mm


• 68 grams (2.4 oz.)


• Operating: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

• Storage: -22° to 55° C (-13° to 131° F)


• 5 % -95% non-condensing


• FCC Class B

• BSMI Class B

• CE Class B

• C-Tick

Drivers Supported

• Novell NetWare 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x & ODI DOS

• Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.0 , 95, 95 OSR2, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP

• Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

• Microsoft Client for DOS

• IBM LAN Support Program 1.3x


• Sun PC-NFS

• NDIS 2.x, 3.x drivers

• Packet driver

• Linux Kernel v2.0.x, v2.2.x, v2.4.x

Remote Boot

Boot ROM Address

• Searched by system BIOS

Boot ROM Size

• 64KB

Remote Boot Server Support

RPL Boot ROM Supports

• Novell NetWare 3.x, 4.x, 5.x RPL Boot Server

• Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Boot Server

Ordering Information

Part Number

• Description


• 10/100Mbps PCI Card
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Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

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Ex. H/W Ver: A1

Contact Details

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