Gigabit Ethernet adapters allow a computer to transfer data at a rate approximately ten times as fast as typical 100 Mbps 100-Base-TX Ethernet network connections. NetGear 10/100/1000 Mbps CardBus Adapters use the available bandwidth of the CardBus socket to create fast, reliable hardwired connections from HP notebook computers to any Ethernet network using standard patch cables. Installation is fast and the adapter is compatible with a wide range of technology, offering high speed network connections to HP notebooks that are past their prime.
Perform a backup of the HP notebook prior to installing the NetGear 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit CardBus Adapter GA511 in the CardBus slot to prevent any data loss. Power down the computer once the backup is complete.
Attach one end of the Category 5 or higher Ethernet RJ-45 patch cable to an available network router, hub, or switch port.
Connect the other end of the Category 5 or higher Ethernet RJ-45 patch cable to the RJ-45 adapter portion of the NetGear 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit CardBus Adapter GA511.
Insert the CardBus card portion of the NetGear 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit CardBus Adapter GA511 into an available CardBus slot on the HP notebook computer.
Connect the external RJ-45 adapter portion of the NETGEAR 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit CardBus Adapter GA511 to the CardBus portion of the adapter.
Power on the computer and allow the operating system to load and detect the new hardware. Follow any prompts on the screen to install drivers for the hardware if they are not automatically installed by the operating system.
- Older operating systems such as Windows 98 SE and Windows 2000 Pro may require that the software found on the driver disc that came with the NetGear 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit CardBus Adapter GA511 be installed prior to inserting the card into the computer. If you run an older OS, install the software, shut down the computer, install the card, and then follow the prompts when the system boots.
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