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Network Adapter Suggestions

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#1 Ragtimesolo


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Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:04 PM

Hello everyone. I had a weird problem occur on my computer. I was playing one of my online games, and all of a sudden, my computer freezes and I manually shut down my computer by flipping the power switch on my power surge. I rebooted my computer and I tried to connect to the internet. It wasn't allowing me. So, I then tried troubleshooting and I had discovered that the "Local Area Network" icon was missing under my network connections. Also, when I had looked under my network adapters, it wasn't detecting my network card.

Now, I'm on the hunt for a network adapter that I can install to a PCI x1 slot, so, do you guys have any suggestions that can give me the same speed my old network card and a good price as well?

Thanks in advanced,


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#2 Ragtimesolo

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:51 AM


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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:28 AM

Here is a link to New Egg, where they have about 13 Network Adaptor cards (PCI):


Before you do that, can you see what Device Manager says?

Right Click - My Computer and then Left Click - Properties.

Select the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button.

What does it say under Network Adaptors?

There is a possibility it died on you and to install a new Network Card is not very expensive.

Good Luck.


#4 JeremyTM


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Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:28 AM

I recommend going with a gigabit adapter. You may want faster transfer speeds some time down the road and they are not expensive. Most cards come standard as gigabit now anyway but keep your eyes peeled.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:26 PM

I manually shut down my computer by flipping the power switch on my power surge.

Not the best thing in the world to do. Can you end the application by using going to Task Manager or Ctrl+Alt+Delete
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