Any benefits to have a NIC plus onboard mobo NIC?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Digerati, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. Digerati

    Digerati Guest

    I have an EPOX 8RDA+ with onboard NIC.

    I also have my old Linkysys 10/100 NIC in one of the PCI slots.

    Just wondering if I can use this other extra NIC for anything cool or is it redundant and better off removed?

  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    well... you save a PCi slot right ?


    you can setup networks better if you are going to be server in a network using a hub...
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    you could get a long (25+ ft) ethernet cord and plug one end into the onboard nic and the other end into the pci nic... then proceed to chuckle to yourself, pause, look around and realize no one's there to share the irony, and then disconect both ends and pretend the whole thing never happened.

  4. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    ROTF! :D
  5. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    You could use the box a Linux Distro (whatever your flavor mine is Slackware) and make it a Network Bridge(Not that you'd need one).

    Oh got another one... If your a real cheapskate... then don't buy a Hub/Switch for a BB connection hook one up to the ADSL/Cable modem and use a crossover for a connection to another machine.

    (A look on the Bright Side) If your mobo NIC dies you've got a spare!

    Really though it's not worth much to a Home user!
    Though Taurus' idea has some merrit ;)

    :D ROTFL :D