DISCOUNT NETWORK CARDS BUYING GUIDE
Also known as: NIC
(Network Interface Card) / LAN Card / Ethernet Adapter
Network card allows you to connect to other computers or networks. It
lets you share data, software, and hardware with this network of
computers. If your motherboard does not have a built-in
network chip and
port, then you
probably need to get one.
Types of Network
There are plenty of networking tools. These are the most common ones:
10 Mbps LAN Port
10/100 Mbps RJ-45
Ethernet LAN Port: This is the industry standard.
[Available: Internal, Wireless, Fiber-optic]
Router: Get the
router with the number of ports (4-port / 7-port) you require. Each
port connects to a computer.
[Available: External, Wireless]
Switch: The common switches are 5-port, 8-port, 16-port, and