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Network card (Realtek RTL8111DL 10/100 Mbps)appears to be dead - replacement?

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#1 jjdonohue


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:16 PM


I have gone through a bunch of troubleshooting but my Ethernet network adapter card just disappeared in the device manager the other day.  The wireless Atheros card still seems to be working.   the lan card I believe is a realtek rtl8111DL.  This card is pretty old - ie about 7 years I think so I am trying to find one that is compatible to replace it with.    Any suggestions would be helpful.



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#2 GoofProg


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

I recommend buying a better NIC card than any cheap $15 to $20 one.  They have some that are geared for gaming and security that run around $100.00 or so.  It just gives you more things to mess with.  A cheap $15.00 card would work too.  If you do some file sharing, gaming, and other stuff maybe buy a little bigger.. but any cheap one will do.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:51 AM

I find that cheap network cards do the job more than adequately for routine/casual computer users.  I don't believe in paying more for a component than the value that such component yields to the user.





Edited by hamluis, 16 June 2017 - 07:54 AM.

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