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Buying Guide

Discount Computer Systems
Discount Laptops/Notebooks
Discount Motherboards
Discount CPUs
Discount Computer Memory
Discount CD-RW / DVD-RW
Discount Floppy Disk Drives
Discount Hard Drives
Discount Sound Cards
Discount Printers
Discount Network Cards
Discount Mouse
Discount Keyboards
Discount Computer Monitors
Discount Modems


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 Cards

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]

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch:  The common switches are 5-port, 8-port, 16-port, and 24-port.