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July 25, 2005 2:39:52 PM

will my DFI lanparty UT nF4 ultra-D come with a build in one??? currently i'm using shaw cable and a SMZ EZ Card 10/100 PCI and i was wondering if i still need that card when i upgrade or just plug the cable into the LAN things on the mobo i asked because that my current card is having some connection problems (you need to stuff the bottom of the port with some paper or else it won't connect) or should i get one like <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=1371&mcid..." target="_new">this</A> thing

or something like <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=1370&mcid..." target="_new">this</A>?

thanks a bunch

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July 25, 2005 2:52:49 PM

If that's what board I think it is, it comes with dual gigabit ethernet....
July 25, 2005 2:55:49 PM

um i though it said LAN lol, back to the manual!
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July 25, 2005 3:01:52 PM

Did you install all your drivers? Device manager?
July 25, 2005 3:08:54 PM

i don't have the mobo yet, i jsut got all the manual of my upgrades and reading them in advance and checking if there is anything that i missed :p 

got thia fro mthe mobo manual:
• Dual Gigabit LAN - Vitesse VSC8201 Gigabit Phy and Marvell
88E8001 Gigabit PCI (for “nF4 SLI” and “nF4 Ultra” models
only)
Single Gigabit LAN - Vitesse VSC8201 Gigabit Phy (for “nF4”
model only)
• Fully compliant to IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
and 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) standards
• Integrated power management functions
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management

um lost in space......<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 07/25/05 11:09 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Anonymous
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July 25, 2005 3:18:58 PM

bah you either have one or two NICs...

Almost all of the highend Motherboard have a integrated NIc now!

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
July 25, 2005 3:20:23 PM

ooo ok, now onto finding out if DFI sli OCs better than my non sli version... if i get lots more OC then i might as well pay 50 CAD more....
July 25, 2005 3:24:12 PM

Yeah you have 2 nics lol
July 25, 2005 3:29:27 PM

what are two nics for though?? one for lan and one for internet?? or can it act like a expensive router if i install my old broken down card?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 07/25/05 11:30 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 25, 2005 3:33:17 PM

F if I know lol.
Anonymous
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July 25, 2005 3:40:44 PM

Yah you can use to it to work like a router.
There is some routing services that comes with Windows 2k / 2k3 server...


Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
July 25, 2005 4:38:05 PM

oo ok i see if i can find some old NIC cards lol
July 25, 2005 4:49:23 PM

You don't need it... you really don't need it.
July 25, 2005 4:51:36 PM

Listen to fishy. Just calm down at this point, order the parts and build it when the parts get to you. You're stressing yourself out over nothing.

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July 25, 2005 4:53:12 PM

Yeah... listen to me :smile:
July 25, 2005 5:03:30 PM

Sometimes ya just wanna say "ZIPIT"

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Anonymous
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July 25, 2005 5:19:49 PM

Oh and 3 nic to do the routin on 2 computers is just not....usefull !


Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
July 25, 2005 5:22:06 PM

Sweeeeeeeet I'ma build a 5 nic'er
July 25, 2005 5:34:47 PM

meh i got 3 computers (if ya count the PIII that i'm about to put into a box and run it from there when i upgrade) and then this extra router will come in handy:)  and yes i will order asap (dad gets off work at 6) and i wonder if i can savage some other cheap computer form my school, they got these really old PCs they are giving out (some don;t work) if i get one of them then i might try that wierrd split tasks between 2 computers to get better performance thingy

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 07/25/05 01:36 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 25, 2005 5:41:22 PM

I assure you that setting up the router through this rig using any kind of extra NIC cards is going to be much more painful than it is worth.

The NIC card costs you $10-15. A 5 way router will cost you less than $30 and is absolutely no hassel. I know what I would be buying.
July 25, 2005 5:42:58 PM

meh i'm here for the technical aspect we already got a 5 way router lol
Anonymous
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July 25, 2005 5:43:50 PM

ROFL me too!
Already setup RRAS part of Windows 2k server, and its not that hard but I assure you plugging four wires is somewhat easier!

Plus if you have to reboot your computer, guess what no internet for the whole family!

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
July 25, 2005 5:45:31 PM

You guys kill me...
July 25, 2005 7:45:46 PM

lol y starfishy? i'll probelly just gona hook my PIII up to it or any other savaeable computer to it and when its up all they will be up (unless they r in diff room then i don;t want to do all the wireing....) and set the feature wake on lan to enabled :p 

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheHolyLancer on 07/25/05 03:46 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
July 25, 2005 9:26:33 PM

OMG i just though of soemthing!!! i can play transport tycoon with a friend then!!! even with the old PIII up it'd be good enough for transport tycoon delux!!
July 25, 2005 9:52:19 PM

lol what man i still love my transport tycoon, no matter what i'm gona keep it (hopefully it can run on windows XP 64 bit and windows vista or else i guess i partion a 1 GB drive for windows 98 and let her rip:) 
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