do i need a NIC or ethernet card?

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=12" target="_new">this</A> thing

or something like <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca/?mode=product_detail&pid=1370&mcid=12" target="_new">this</A>?

thanks a bunch
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  1. If that's what board I think it is, it comes with dual gigabit ethernet....
  2. um i though it said LAN lol, back to the manual!
  3. Did you install all your drivers? Device manager?
  4. 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>
  5. 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
  6. 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....
  7. Yeah you have 2 nics lol
  8. 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>
  9. F if I know lol.
  10. lol
  11. 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
  12. oo ok i see if i can find some old NIC cards lol
  13. You don't need it... you really don't need it.
  14. 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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  15. Yeah... listen to me :smile:
  16. Sometimes ya just wanna say "ZIPIT"

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  17. 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
  18. Sweeeeeeeet I'ma build a 5 nic'er
  19. 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>
  20. 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.
  21. meh i'm here for the technical aspect we already got a 5 way router lol
  22. 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
  23. You guys kill me...
  24. 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>
  25. 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!!
  26. 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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