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DGE-528T Copper Gigabit PCI Card for PC



The D-Link DGE-528T PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is a high performance adapter that adds high-speed gigabit connectivity to any PC with an available PCI slot. It is specifically designed to allow throughput at rates up to 2 Gbps in an economical upgrade.

Advanced Features and Security

The DGE-528T features onboard screening of 802.1Q VLAN Tagged Ethernet frames, allowing you to assign multiple subnets to each server and isolate devices within each VLAN from the rest of the network for better traffic control and security. It also supports 802.1p Priority Tagging to allow you to prioritise traffic. Support for TCP, UDP, and IP checksum calculation as well as TCP Segmentation improves overall system performance by shifting CPU-intensive tasks away from the host CPU and onto the DGE-528T itself. Support for advanced features such as 802.3x flow control and Jumbo Frames for network management ensures interoperability with your current networking equipment.

Remote Management

The DGE-528T includes additional advanced features such as Advanced Power Management and Wake-on-LAN support. It also supports remote network boot using both PXE and RPL, allowing network administrators to boot the PC from anywhere on the network.


The DGE-528T supports all major operating systems, guaranteeing compatibility with existing workstation and desktop environments. Its half-height form factor allows it to be used in low-profile cases for compact PCs. The card also has a diagnostic utility tool, simplifying



  • 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Auto-Negotiation
  • PCI Interface
  • Plug-and-Play

Advanced Standards Based Enterprise Features

  • IEEE 802.1p Priority Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • Jumbo Frame Support (up to 7K bytes)
  • ACPI 2.0 WOL Power Management

Technical Specifications



  • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
  • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay auto-negotiation
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • PCI local bus 2.3
  • Universal Bus Support 3.3 V / 5 V


  • Star

Data Transfer Rate

  • Gigabit Ethernet:
    • Up to 2000 Mbps full duplex
  • Fast Ethernet:
    • 100 Mbps half duplex
    • 200 Mbps full duplex
  • Ethernet:
    • 10 Mbps half duplex
    • 20 Mbps full duplex


  • PCI 
  • Half-height card suitable for low-profile cases

Supported Functions

  • 7 KB Jumbo Frames
  • IEEE 802.1p Priority Queues
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • Wake on LAN
  • Diagnostics Utility


OS Support

  • Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012
  • Linux for Kernel 2.4/2.6/3.2
  • Free BSD
  • NDIS 2 for DOS
  • Novell client for DOS
  • Novell client for server 5.x/6.x
  • Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4

Diagnostic LEDs

  • 10/100/1000 Link
  • 10/100/1000 Activity



  • 121 x 114.7 x 19 mm (4.76 x 4.52 x 0.75 inches)


  • 46.6 grams (1.64 ounces)

Power Consumption

  • 2.236 W maximum


  • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Storage: -25 to 55 °C (-13 to 131 °F)


  • Operating: 5% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 90% non-condensing


  • CE 
  • FCC

Warranty Document

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Business Benefits

"D-Link provided an affordable solution with more options, better performance, at a better price. That plus the D-Link people let us meet the tight deadline for the Zoo project."
Stan McNiel
President and Lead Consultant, InLine Network Integration for the Dallas Zoo
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Contact Details

D-Link (Europe) Ltd
D-Link House
Abbey Road, Park Royal
NW10 7BX

General Queries:
+44 (0) 208 955 9000