Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Will a network card really improve internet speed?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 gorydragon

gorydragon

  • Members
  • 55 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:33 AM

Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:56 PM

Ive been thinking of buying a network card, and for those who have them, do they really improve transmission speed while playing games and surfing the internet?
If so, which one do you reccomend i buy?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dpunisher

dpunisher

  • BC Advisor
  • 2,234 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South TX
  • Local time:09:33 AM

Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:46 PM

Unless you have an onboard NIC on an ancient motherboard, no. There are so called "gamer" NICS out there, and no test I have seen showed improvements you would notice.

EDIT: If they did work, I would likely have one.

Edited by dpunisher, 12 December 2009 - 03:46 PM.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)


#3 samuria

samuria

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:33 PM

Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:08 PM

Any nic runs a 100megs most internet connections are 7 meg or less so there is no improvement unless you are using wireless a cable will be quicker than wireless

#4 RainbowSix

RainbowSix

  • Members
  • 604 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:33 AM

Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:19 PM

save your money
[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

CompTIA A+ certified
Stringfellow Electronics




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users