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Old 05-23-2005, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I get any random PCI network card, will XP automatically detect and install it itself without any extra drivers?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 05-23-2005, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on which card it is.. You cant go wrong with dlink,linksys or netgear

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Old 05-23-2005, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you can almost always download drivers from the manufacturers website
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have this one, I like it, works well, is fast, but DON'T plug a phone cord into it, I made that mistake, and let me tell you, it ruined a LAN party (I fried it), but Newegg was kind enough to replace it for me for free, because it was "Dead on arival" right??? Works the way you want it to with windows, no drivers need. Price jumped up a little too. Look for their other ones, I wish I had, they have 10/100/1000 for about the same price, but I havn't used them, so no guarentees on it working the way I said mine would.
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Old 05-23-2005, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The one thing you expisally want to look at LAN cards is the CPU overhead. Not something that's good if you use up all your CPU in the transfers
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