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Does this network config look strange ?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Bambino1506, May 10, 2007.

  1. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Guys

    Just messing around with network places to learn, and noticed that on my pc at home the NIC doesn't seem to be being used.

    Am I right in thinking an ADSL modem doesn't need to connect to the NIC then ? but a router would right ?


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  2. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    If you have a USB modem then it wont connect to the RJ45 port on the NIC, so no the NIC wont be used by the modem.

    If you have a router then you will probably connect to it through CAT5 on the NIC. 8)
     
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  3. garyb

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    Spot on, a modem will usually connect to your USB port whilst a router will use an ethernet cable to connect to your NIC.

    If you also have a wireless adaptor connecting to a wireless router that will be USB based so the NIC will be free again..

    Cheers..

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  4. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Many Thanks guys.

    Thought I was right but just wanted to make sure wasn't being dense lol.



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