Ordered this card (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WV43SVV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) a couple of days ago, and after it was sent I realized it was coming from china, can I trust it or should I just return it?
If you were interested I have a guaranteed-genuine I350-T4 ethernet adapter, could make high-resolution pictures of it and you can compare the PCB components/build quality of both units.
First step would be to check the YOTA sticker with its link and cross-check the ethernet adapter’s MAC addresses.
If there is no YOTA sticker, well, it might have just “fallen off” or…
Thanks, I might take you up on that, there would be no rush as it won’t be delivered to my for a least 3 weeks. I just thought I would try to find out as much about it while I wait.
Do you know if it is easy to flash the firmware?
Just checked Intel’s complete 25.2 ethernet adapter drivers/firmwares package, there doesn’t seem to be a firmware update for the I350 chipset at all.
I personally only have experiences with updating the firmwares that are already in that 25.2 package (X550 and XL710 ethernet adapters, for example).
If I remember correctly there is a firmware integrity check tool in the Intel ethernet adapter software that you can optionally install. I DON’T KNOW if faked/counterfeit Intel ethernet adapters can spoof such a check if you get that mentioned driver/software package directly from Intel and don’t use the USB thumb drive saying “DLIVERLS” that might come with that ordered ethernet adapter when it arrives
Maybe other users have more (forensic?) experience with such “questionable” units. That would also be very educational for me.
ok thanks for your help, I’ll see what I can learn about the firmware integrity check tool while I wait for the delivery.