[QUOTE=alchav21;2596563]I guess this is why they call it Newbie Forum, but installing a Card is very basic. We need to hear back from the OP about his computer, and why he replaced the Network Card. OS are very smart and they will try and find the correct Drivers, so this is important, you must have the correct Drivers from the Manufacturer. Load the correct Drivers and you should have no problems. [/QUOTE]
The Original Sound Blaster Live! only received the correct drivers from manufacturer, and was a source of problems for many people.
That said, reference drivers are usually the best because they’ve passed through the least hands to get to you, and too many cooks spoil the broth.
On the other hand, any manufacturers optimizations and/or additional features/hardware won’t be available for use.
That said, there’s only about 5 or 6 large network card chip manufacturers, and realtek, marvell & intel (in that order) are the most likely to be stumbled upon by consumers.