Network cards

  David_Brent 21:51 03 Apr 2003

I'm currently working on buying my new computer, but am unsure of the significance of a network card. Is it only needed for hooking up to a network or are there more convenient uses? Cheers

  Wrinkles 21:58 03 Apr 2003

Yes and no I have two cards in my pc one connects to the network, the other connects to my Broadband cable modem.
You can also, with an adaptor, connect a printer or scanner via a network card.

  Bacon & Eggs 22:18 03 Apr 2003

If you have cable then this might connect to a network card.

Most other broadband adaptors are USB though I believe, as are most printers and other peripherals at the moment. Therefore I'd say more USB ports would prove to be more useful...

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