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D-LINK DFE-538TX 10/100 Ethernet Adapter PCI Network Card

D-LINK DFE-538TX 10/100 Ethernet Adapter PCI Network Card
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   Shipping Weight:   0.4 lbs
   Part #: DFE-538TX

Features    [ Edit | History ]

This card provides a cost-effective way to connect your desktop PC to a Fast Ethernet network. The card plugs into your PC's PCI expansion slot, transmits data at 10Mbps or 100Mbps, supports full/half duplex data transfer.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface PCI
Device Supported PC
Limited Warranty Lifetime
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
Total Number of Ports 1

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: D-Link
     Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: DFE-538TX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: DFE-538TX
     Product Name: Network Adapter
     Product Type: Fast Ethernet Card
     Host Interface: PCI
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Total Number of Ports: 1
Media & Performance  
     Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
     Additional Information:
  • This card provides an on-board socket for installation of an optional boot ROM for remote boot from boot servers.
  • ACPI 1.0 Wake-On-LAN power management
  • 32-bit bus master data transfer with PC host
  • Plug-and-play installation

     Certifications & Standards:

Expansion bus standard:

  • PCI 2.1
  • PCI 2.2


  • IEEE 802.3: 10Base-T
  • IEEE 802.3u: 100Base-T


  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • VCCI Class B
  • C-Tick

     Device Supported: PC
     Platform Supported: PC
     System Requirements:
  • One PCI Slot

Network & Communication  
     Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Plug-in Card
     Limited Warranty: Lifetime

D-Link DFE-538TX Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Works fine
You need to install the driver, but it's no biggie!
I've bought this NIC for my roommate 'cause the onboard NIC of his motherboard is crappy. It's working fine!!

Experience: 6 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy to install
Bought this about 6 months ago. Great little card. good for any simple computer setup. Best bang for the price........................

Experience: 4 Months
Good Speeds with Cable modem working well with XP
Good Speeds with Cable modem working well with XP
Looking for budget/office network nic grab this one ..
DLINK quality at affordable price..

Experience: 6 Months
works great
easy install with windows xp (haven't tried on vista) and works great. had no problems with this product and for the price I can't complain.

Experience: 1 Weeks
-newer box looks cooler
-works great for pc's without ethernet
-no configuration needed
-need to install drivers
It works and that's all that is needed. I installed this on my old p4 gigabyte mobo that didn't have ethernet (dam sis chipsets) and it works like a charm.

Darrell H
Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Cheap, good performance, OSx86 support
Nothing notable
I bought this because OSx86 wouldn't recognize the NIC on my ULI based motherboard. I was expecting a Realtek 8139 based chipset, which has full support in OSX but was disappointed to find a Via Rhine chipset instead. I did find a driver that worked however so it turned out alright. Works fine so far in OSx86, Vista and 2003 Server.

Experience: 2 Years
Cheap, good brand name, no fuss no muss
Could be physically smaller.
Bought 5 of these for computers at work, no problems at all. Worked perfect from day 1 and there have been no complaints. Easy way to get older computers online.

Experience: 5 Weeks
cheap works
none reallyy
13 bucks for extra ethernet adaptor pci very cheap and a very good investment in my book overall great product

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy Install, Works with Older Version Desktops
It's a little confusing with what you do with the cord that comes in the box with the card, all the installation guides don't mention it, but the truth is, the card works fine without it

Experience: 6 Months
easy install
bought it to replace ethernet port that died works flawlessly easy install recomended product (quick install with drivers)

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Messages about D-LINK DFE-538TX 10/100 Ethernet Adapter PCI Network Card

Changing IP address (Cv2k- Jan 18, 08, 5 Replies) Read this message
Realtek8139 or Via Rhine (Darrell H- Oct 16, 07, 4 Replies) Read this message
dfi motherboard (joe_b- Oct 10, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
Better than my onboard NIC? (TriggerHappy64- Dec 07, 06, 4 Replies) Read this message
Is this any faster than my network card? (Amuse- Aug 15, 06, 5 Replies) Read this message
Does the D-Link DFE-530TX have any incompatability (Christian D- Oct 28, 05, 9 Replies) Read this message
Installing this on an K8N Neo MOBO (Dante_S- Aug 05, 05, 6 Replies) Read this message
AutoDetect in smoothwall? (m0b0- Apr 14, 05, 2 Replies) Read this message
What's the latest revision of this card? (felix7- Mar 06, 05, 1 Replies) Read this message
is this compatable with windows xp? the drivers i (punker101- Oct 15, 04, 1 Replies) Read this message
Network Adaptop Driver (Iqbal_B- Jul 30, 04, 1 Replies) Read this message
10/100 ETHERNET Query (fabrice_r- May 06, 04, 0 Replies) Read this message

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Comment: Review : D-Link DFE-538TX 10/100 NIC
Posted by: Lance_R @02/26/04
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