We purchased a computer in 2002 but it does not appear to have an Ethernet card fitted.I have typed "ncopa.cpl" into Run but nothing has happened so Iguess there is'nt oneApparently we need this to go wireless.We have a Siemens Gigaset SE857 4 port wireless Router Guide .I believe we need the card to be enabled to allow us to set up the connection.If this is done we can run the installation CD. 1.Is it easy to install such a card 2.Are they expensive to purchase
We also have a Thomson router which probably requires an Ethernet card or can we get away without one?
Ethernet cards are for a wired connection. if you want to go wireless you will need a wireless card or wireless usb dongle. you will need a wired connection to set up the router before you can go wireless.