Would i need a network adapter card????

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  1. bounty69sx

    bounty69sx Registered Member

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    I got my desktop just four months ago and i have a dsl connection on it...I am shopping around for a router right now mainly for its firewall...my question is do i need to buy a network card adaptero_O

    I saw in diff. sites that the card is one of the must have accessories other than the ethernet cable. Do I really need a card for my comp? I have an inkling that I really don't 'coz I already have an ethernet port where my dsl modem is connected.

    Am I also right in assuming that the router would also connect to the same port that my modem is using right nowo_O

    I know this are simple o_O but for a newbie like me it's a different thing. Thanks again.
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Only thing you would need is another cable and that may come with a router these days. You plug the cable from your computer into the router, run a cable from your router to your modem.
    In other words, everything coming in to your computer goes through the router first.
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    If you are going to use it on a stand alone computer and you already have a NIC plug you don't need a network card


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    ronjor you beat me to it. :D
     
  4. bounty69sx

    bounty69sx Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I can now get back to shopping for my router and the cable.
     
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