I’ve been hearing good things about the “Syba Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Network PCI-express x1 Controller Card SY-PEX24028.” If you’ve got a spare PCI-express x1 slot and you’re looking for a cheap (less that $50) dual port NIC, give this one a shot.
- Designed to Meet PCI Express Specification Revision 1.0a
- 10/100/1000M Data Auto-negotiation
- Support Wake On Lan (WOL) Power Management (Optional)
- Full Duplex Mode Doubles the Network Connections Speed
It’s a no frills dual port NIC, but for a lab it should work just fine and should save you a few bucks compared to the cheapest dual port Intel NIC.