ADSL with Network Card

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kch1, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. kch1

    kch1 Guest

    I have an Abit board with built in LAN. Will I be able to use this to connect to ADSL or will I have to buy a seperate ADSL modem?

  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    You will need an ethernet modem to connect via DSL.

    Phone line -> Modem -> Ethernet card/port
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

    Ottawa, Canada
    Regardless of whether your motherboard has a built-in NIC (LAN card) or you have a separate PCI card, you need a functioning NIC in addition to an ADSL modem.

    A network cable runs between your NIC and your ADSL modem, and a telephone cable runs between your ADSL modem and the wall. Some ISPs rent an ADSL modem with their monthly package, but if yours doesn't you should check with the ISP tech support to see what kind of ADSL modem you need to get.
  4. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

    quite true to all that has been mentioned : )
  5. kch1

    kch1 Guest

    thanks for the help, i have to buy my own equip with my service so that unfortuneately means more money...damn!