2 lan/ ethernet ports

always puzzled me why do some motherboards have 2? i have an nvidia one and a gigabyte one they both perform the same so why 2?
thanks

  I am Spartacus 16:09 14 Sep 2008

Well, on mine I have one connection to my Router and the other one to a Print Server although I could have just used the wireless connection on the print server.

think i understand, it's basically to connect to 2 different networks? such as a local one and the internet? i just dont get when you would need to use the 2 together.

  brundle 16:43 14 Sep 2008

"to connect to 2 different networks? such as a local one and the internet?" - precisely

ok, i get it now, it was one of those small niggles! thanks for the help.

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