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Intel PRO/1000 CT Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter PCI Express NIC OEM

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   Part #: EXPI9301CTBLK

Features    [ Edit | History ]

The Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter uses auto-negotiation to ensure the adapter runs at the highest available network speed (10, 100, or 1000 Mbps), and it maintains full bandwidth capacity with the dedicated bandwidth of a PCI Express input/output (I/O) bus to provide connectivity you can count on. Based on the low-power Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controller, this desktop adapter offers optimal performance in a low-cost, low-power, compact profile. Teaming support and an array of other advanced features enable customers to utilize this adapter as an entry-level server adapter as well.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
  • Informational CD
  • Bracket
Host Interface PCI Express
Device Supported PC
Limited Warranty Lifetime
Thickness 2.2"
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Network Technology 10/100/1000Base-T
Country of Origin Malaysia
Height 4.7"
Width 4.7"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
Total Number of Ports 1

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Intel
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: EXPI9301CTBLK
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: EXPI9301CTBLK
     Product Name: Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
     Product Type: Gigabit Ethernet Card
     Host Interface: PCI Express
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Total Number of Ports: 1
Media & Performance  
     Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5e
     Country of Origin: Malaysia
     Device Supported: PC
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
  • Informational CD
  • Bracket

Network & Communication  
     Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
Physical Characteristics  
     Card Height: Full-height
     Form Factor: Plug-in Card
     Height: 4.7" (119.3 mm)
     Thickness: 2.2" (55.4 mm)
     Width: 4.7" (120 mm)
     Limited Warranty: Lifetime

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Experience: 6 Months
 Verified Owner
- PCI Express
- Easy to install
- Windows figured the driver by itself.
- Cheap cost
- Card is slim which doesn't change the airflow inside your computer
Great card to replace onboard LAN NIC. Mine (the onboard one) got burn following a thunderstrike in my backyard, this card perfectly replace it. It is a perfect bang for the money.

Experience: 14 Days
 Verified Owner
- Works properly with Windows 10. My other network devices did not.
- I am doing a network backup. This card is about 10 times faster than my previous device.
none, so far.
Router and other nodes must be gigabit compatible. otherwise this slows down to 100mbs.

Microtech CS
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Best name in the game for network cards
low ping times
work nice for virtual machines
bought a few of these along with a new cisco switch for my house. you can team adapters for fault tolerance and load balancing. I would recommend you install the actual Intel driver rather than the one Microsoft will give you.

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
very small network card
This card is compatible with esxi 6.0, this is for my home server

Experience: 45 Days
 Verified Owner
Fast, Come with low profile bracket, cheap, works well with Linux
I bought a few of these and they all work flawlessly. The package include the low profile bracket to install it in small form factor PC. Works out of the box with Linux (tested with Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian Wheezy).

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
True gigabit speed, no bottlenecks
Full feature set
Complete indicator LEDs
Low cost
Low profile card, comes with a low-profile bracket
Upgraded from the PCI version of this card (the GT) to this.

Tested speeds with iperf (simultaneous bidirectional test). Speeds went from 309 - 352 Mb/s on the GT to 903 - 934 Mb/s on this. Speed test is extremely stable over 3 tests, looks like a hard limit somewhere.

Though even most enthusiasts will never use them, this card comes with many enterprise-class features - some of which are accessible through its own boot ROM which will come up on boot.

Some manufacturers have started eliminating the LEDs to save cost, but this still uses the familiar activity/link LED (on if linked, blinking during activity) and the 10/100/1000 LED (off on 10 Mbit, green on 100 Mbit and yellow on 1000 Mbit). It's easy to take these for granted.

It's amazing this is as cheap as it is, actually. You can't really do any better until you get into server NICs...and of course the best of those are also made by Intel!

Don't consider anything else.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Cheap, Fast
None as of yet
This adapter gives me significantly faster network transfer speeds than my onboard realtek port. This is great for people who use media PCs or home servers.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
works great on my EVGA nforce 780i board, gigabit speeds for a little cash.
kinda ugly...
i bought 2 of these for a vmware server i have been working on building, they work great, fast transfer speeds, great latency, perfect for the job.

Dr. Fetus
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
low profile
I picked this up to give it a try as i had read that Intel NIC's were supposed to be far superior to the Realtek that came built-in to my motherboard. Honestly, I can't tell the difference. Maybe if I run some more tests but it's not like my internet experience is faster or my downloads are constantly maxed out. I don't have this in a network so maybe the gains are noticed there?

I don't play a lot of online games where the slightest lag can make a twitchy, energy-drink riddled teenager miss-fire their gun in some console ported FPS game, so maybe that's where the real gains are?

Oh well. I have a second NIC in my computer. wheeeeee....

Experience: 2 Years
 Verified Owner
-Performs as well if not better than $100 NICs
-Small so it wont block airflow
I bought this card a few years ago for my brother and later bought one for myself after getting his feedback from it. My brother who plays WoW arenas competitively found his response times and load time felt a lot ore snappier as opposed to using his onboard NIC.

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Messages about Intel PRO/1000 CT Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter PCI Express NIC OEM

Intel PRO/1000 CT Lifetime warrenty (Helepolis- Jan 30, 15, 1 Replies) Read this message
Secondary ethernet adapter causing primary to los (Nathanial_G- Dec 05, 14, 12 Replies) Read this message
Network Cable Unplugged, again and again. (Tweek-- Apr 24, 14, 14 Replies) Read this message
WIN7 64bit - NIC can't detect cable. (Peter_T- Dec 17, 12, 6 Replies) Read this message
This vs. server NIC (edmidor- May 03, 12, 7 Replies) Read this message
Windows 7 x64 drivers ????? (CharlesS- May 04, 11, 2 Replies) Read this message
Will this work with on-board NIC at the same time (Ruocaled D- Apr 07, 11, 6 Replies) Read this message
Issues getting this to work (Atron84- Jun 09, 10, 9 Replies) Read this message
Low profile ? (Computer_User- Jan 09, 10, 2 Replies) Read this message
Difference between this and GT version? (Varroa- Oct 29, 09, 8 Replies) Read this message
Black PCI-E slot (Jason P- Aug 06, 09, 7 Replies) Read this message
Teaming CT and MT (Alexandre_P- Jul 21, 09, 0 Replies) Read this message
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My onboard NIC not working properly (Pokeguylow- Jun 22, 09, 16 Replies) Read this message
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