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Network card not supported - 24.Apr.2010 7:28:33 PM   


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I'm trying to install ESXi 4 on to my new PC with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 motherboard. It has a RTL8111D network card which I think is Realtek, but the install fails because it says it can't find a compatible network card. Is there any way to get it to acceptg this network card?

If not, and I have to get a new one, does the network card have to be a gigabit card? I think the manual says that supported cards must be gigabit or higher? Is that correct or will a 100 Mbps card suffice?
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RE: Network card not supported - 7.May2010 8:32:10 PM   


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ORIGINAL: FriendyAnil

I may not understand your question but why are your installing a driver for the Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless LAN **, when you say the network card is Realtek RTL8102E (Onboard)? THe onboard card is not a wireless card.

I think you may have responded to the wrong post here. I didn't say anything about a RTL8187SE Wireless LAN.

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RE: Network card not supported - 25.Jun.2010 6:42:45 PM   
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Philled -

I'd be surprised if ESXi doesn't support some 100Mbps network adapters. I'd recommend that you look at VMware's I/O device compatibility guide and see what's supported.

Also, gig NICs are pretty cheap these days and I'd be willing to bet that they're easier to find than 100 Mbps cards.


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RE: Network card not supported - 1.Jul.2010 11:48:00 AM   


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 If your card isn't in the I/O device list as Scott pointed, you can still look at one of the UNOFFICIAL list.


Just remember those kind of list are for device that need some tweak to work on ESX/ESXi, so isn't supported by VMware.

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