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#1 maymiceli


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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:13 PM

Hello everyone, not a computer expert so please bare with me. I just bought a new computer, instead of a modem it has a realtek ethernet card, will this ethernet card work with a regular phone line or do I need a differnt connection from a service like road runner, thanks for your time, sam

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#2 Joshuacat


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Posted 12 June 2005 - 06:58 PM

:thumbsup:, maymiceli:

If you are going to get a dial-up service with an internet service provider(ISP), you will need a modem. There are 2 types of modems, internal and external. Internal modems are more popular and cheaper than external modems.

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Highspeed access requires a ethernet card, or sometimes a USB connection, for you to be able to connect to the ISP's provided external cable/DSL highspeed modem.

So if you are going with highspeed, you are set to go.
If your choice is dial-up, you will need to purchase and install a modem.



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Posted 14 June 2005 - 02:56 AM

Dear Sam,

If you bought a new computer it should have come with a phone modem card.

Also, if your computer has a LAN connector you can connect to the Internet via DSL or Cable; an Ethernet card is good for connecting other computers.

A LAN connector is a little bigger than a phone plug. Most mother boards have a LAN connection.

I use my LAN connections for my multiple computers through a Linksys modem/router.

Let us know if that is the route you wish to take,

junkdk :thumbsup:
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