The driver seems to be made available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/f ... %20stable/
(support added in 2.0.0). I have no experience in installing either a kernel backport offline or in updating part of it in Debian, so if that is the way to go I would appreciate any starting pointers a lot as well. Apparently the NIC is supported in more current kernels and there has been a bug report for Debian already (http://us.generation-nt.com/answer/requ ... 04652.html
), although I couldn't locate it.
In case there are no other options besides the two suggested above, what would be safer?
a) installing stable and backporting a newer kernel
b) installing stable and updating the relevant driver only
Thank you in advance.