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#1 A-IT(ech)

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

Hello my friend need to replace his network  card but he dont have lot of money..

He found an old pc that he had that uses windows97.. is there any possibility this old network card can work to his new pc?

 

And generrally how i can understand if a card its fine for my pc.. is there any socket problems? etc?



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

Slots can be different the only way to tell is to remove both and compare, whether or not it will work depends on if the drivers are accepted by the current system.  I have had reasonable luck hodge podging parts, only trying will tell!


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

I think network (LAN) card quite cheap, I usually buy new for less than $5 and if not new less than $2, but that was on my country not in US :wink:

 

if you friend doesnt have lots of money it's better to buy a cheap one, but mainboard have onboard network? does it have malfunction? if that network card still working just stick on that except you friend want a wireless network card.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

Since your friend's computer is new, I suspect it's not a network card you are asking about but a wireless network card

--- Either way, I don't recall the wireless technologies in the Windows 97 days that were around back then but it wouldn't surprise me if the old network card do not support all of todays b/g/n Gigabyte protocols (although its possible it will still work)

--- So he could buy a USB network adapter, preferably USB wireless adapter to be in tune with the new computers wireless access capability

Usualy a brand name wireless USB network adapter runs $25 - $40

--- Also there are generic USB wireless adapters available on eBay for about $5

------ I just biought one and it runs excellently






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