Ethernet Problem

  Charlie Babbage 16:02 11 Aug 2007

My friend has a BT Home Hub. This has 2 ethernet connections and 2 USB connections.

The computer does not have a spare USB slot. At the back of the computer, there are 2 slots marked 'Phone' and 'Line' but the ethernet cable will not go into either of these slots. Does this mean that the computer cannot take an ethernet connection.

In Device Manager, Network connections, it lists Intel PRO/100 VE Network connection.

If there's no ethernet connection, is the best way to connect to the Home Hub to buy a USB hub and then connect via the USB slot in the Home Hub?

Many thanks in advance. Sorry if this is a daft question!

  Technotiger 16:10 11 Aug 2007

Best way is to add a PCI Ethernet card to the computer. Very cheap and easy to fit.

  brundle 16:11 11 Aug 2007

The slots you mentioned are modem sockets. The device manager entry you mention suggests the PC has built in ethernet - you're looking for this kind of socket; click here

Ethernet is always preferable for networking but a USB hub would do the job.

  Technotiger 16:31 11 Aug 2007

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