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Replacing Network Card, help? Win7/Realtek PCIE Family RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P)

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#1 FeedMeInfo


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

Well,  the title basically says it all.


This is an older desktop, and the card is likely even older than the desktop. It's a relatives desktop, and they're complaining that the internet signal will drop from their desktop (and no other laptop/desktop setup in the house).  Then they have to do a series of hard shut downs/boot ups (normally 5-10 times) before the connection will be recognized again.


I fixed it once about a month ago, and figured it was likely the card going, and today I was called to help again, and I can't get it to work.


I tried updating drivers, deleting and recreating the entire network again, changing from a wpa2 to a general connection, but nothing helped.  


Now I'm wondering which is the best upgrade card for the PC.


Any help?



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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:57 AM

There are a number of choices for a wired NIC.  This one gets good ratings at Newegg:  Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter.  For a wireless connection, the ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter seems good.



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:13 PM

Make sure the new card fits in the old computer (depending on how old it is it might not even have the slot the card needs)

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