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12-06-2002, 11:44 AM
I can't believe it> A Verizon rep just talked me into getting DSL. It's $29.95 per month for the first 6 months with no contract to sign.
I have to get an Ethernet card for at least one of my computers. Can you have a 56K internal modem and an ethernet card with an external modem without any IRQ and COM port conflicts, or do I just have to take out the existing 56K modem? Any other problems I could have?
12-06-2002, 11:54 AM
in most cases you can have both a modem and a nic in the machine without any problems.
Stick with major brands for the NIC. avoid the five and ten dollar cards your local computer store will sell you.
12-06-2002, 03:32 PM
Should be no problem having both in. If there is, just play musical pci slots with the cards. About the "5-10 dollar cards" should be no problem there too. I usually see linksys, netgear or d-link cards at bestbuy or compusa usually for under $15 easily with a rebate or not. I've installed plenty of each of those brands with no problem.
12-06-2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by spigidygak
...I usually see linksys, netgear or d-link cards at bestbuy or compusa usually for under $15 easily with a rebate or not. ...
I think he was talking about the off brand cards. The three you mentioned are all great cards, stay away from Hawking or any card where you don't recognise the brand name.
Intel, IBM, 3Com, Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, and SMC are all good. You should be able to find at least one of those for under $20 (or under $50 in the case of IBM, Intel, or 3Com).
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