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Thread: Lan card question




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    Hey, The next 2 days, I'll be switching to DSL from my current dialup connection! Do I need a lan card or an ethernet device? Are they the same? And one thing, Is it better to buy a PCI card than to use my built in ethernet device? Thanks! :?: :D

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    Lan card = network card = NIC = ethernet device.

    However, it all depends on the modem you get as to what type of connection you need. I can't say I've seen an internal DSL modem though, as most of them usually are Ethernet or USB.

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    Thanks for replying beefy, but I'm a little bit confused. I've got VIA Rhine II fast ethernet controller. I forgot to say that our DSL ISP will provide the modem. So The Modem will just be plugged in where? inside or to the ethernet device?? Sorry I'm confused. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Well, if it's an ethernet modem, it'll plug in the ethernet port on the back of the network card (a small rectangular hole, usually with a couple of lights nearby). Looks kinda like this - http://www.umes.edu/it/images/network-plug.jpg

    If it's a USB modem, then it'll plug into a USB port.

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    yes it looked like that but I've got no lights.lol

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