Ethernet - any advantages in installing a card

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DeeBeeS, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. DeeBeeS

    DeeBeeS OSNN Addict

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    Some advice requested please. I have just got broadband available in my area and I have made the necessary arrangements with my ISP but I am not on it yet. Bearing in mind that I am a the sole user of one computer at home is there any advantages in installing an ethernet card as opposed to a USB connection. The router supplied does accept either. Thanks.

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  2. Dark Atheist

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    yes usb sucks balls, ethernet is always the better option, when i first got cable they wanted me to use usb, the speed was poor and the connection droped a lot, i put nic card in and all the issues went away
     
  3. kcnychief

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    If at all possible I would go with a NIC, much better performance although it's gotten better since USB 2.0 came along (1.x was poop!)
     
  4. DeeBeeS

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    Thanks a lot for that information, can you recommend a good NIC card.

    Dave
     
  5. Dark Atheist

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    linksys - netgear - intel - few others - all pretty much the same now a days, i would go for a gbit card as they will do 10/100/1000 :)
     
  6. Admiral Michael

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    +1

    USB = UnSuitable for Broadband, just remember that. :)
     
  7. Heeter

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    Totally right, AM

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  8. LordOfLA

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    Last time I used USB for broadband the CPU load was so high I could barely use the PC.

    Definately install an Intel or 3Com network card (or use the onboard stuff if your pc has intergrated ethernet)
     
  9. DeeBeeS

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    All your advice appreciated, I have ordered NETGEAR Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 which I hope is the right one. Thanks once again.

    Dave
     
  10. X-Istence

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    DGE-530T is an awesome card from D-Link if the Netgear does not work out.