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Old 05-28-2006, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a computer and I know nothing about network cards. Could you guys recomend a card for accessing the internet with cable or dsl? I don't need anything fancy, nor do i need wireless. I just want something that will let me connect
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I like the Realtek's 8139 card, widely supported also. Anything 3Com is also going to be widely supported.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any network card will be exactly the same, as far as functionality.

A 10-year old card will work the same as a new one.

Are you sure that the motherboard doesnt have one integrated?
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I dunno. This is the motherboard i got:

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
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It has built-in ethernet, next to the USB ports.

Unless you're using dial-up, you dont need a PCI network adapter. Just save that extra PCI port when you get an insane video/audio card.
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