Fitting Ethernet Card

  gnvqsos 13:51 31 Dec 2008

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?

  ICF 14:02 31 Dec 2008

It should be ncpa.cpl or is it a typo error

  gnvqsos 14:11 31 Dec 2008

You were right to spot my typing error-I did use the right spelling in my search
Thanks for being so observant

  bobbybowls 14:52 31 Dec 2008

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.

click here
Ethernet cards

click here wireless cards

click here wireless usb dongles

how are you connecting to the internet. cable,adsl or dial up.

  gnvqsos 16:12 31 Dec 2008

I have just been down to Maplin who presented two options;
1.Fit a card into PC(£7)

2.Use an adaptor(USB/LAN) in the USB port to rear of computer(£20)

I will take the later option as it seems more convenient

  chub_tor 16:17 31 Dec 2008

Something like this click here would suit you fine.

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