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Question about Intel mobo D845GBV

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April 12, 2004 11:14:40 AM

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A few days ago I finally had the guts to do several firmware updates on my
mobo. (I'm the guy that asked about updating the CPU on the 5th in this NG)
For some reason I also downloaded something that put a new icon on the
taskbar, called Intel wired adapter. I like to know if I need that, or what
it does. I don't use, and I'm not connected to a wired/wireless adapter. I
use DSL, maybe it has something to do with that. Maybe in the future I will
wireless/wired network stuff, but not now. I'm using WIN XP Home. Any help
is appreciated............Peter
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 2:21:59 PM

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The Intel wired adapter is the network adapater (RJ-45) which you would
normally use is the DSL modem is not an USB model.


"PeterM" <rpm@NOSPAM.dcn.org> wrote in message
news:r-idnb0gGJzTOefdRVn-gw@omsoft.com...
> A few days ago I finally had the guts to do several firmware updates on my
> mobo. (I'm the guy that asked about updating the CPU on the 5th in this
NG)
> For some reason I also downloaded something that put a new icon on the
> taskbar, called Intel wired adapter. I like to know if I need that, or
what
> it does. I don't use, and I'm not connected to a wired/wireless adapter. I
> use DSL, maybe it has something to do with that. Maybe in the future I
will
> wireless/wired network stuff, but not now. I'm using WIN XP Home. Any help
> is appreciated............Peter
>
>
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 4:29:50 PM

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You have the D845GBVL mobo which includes the NIC/LAN
connection (RJ-45) and that is the primary way to connect a
cable or DSL modem, some use USB, but the RJ-45 is most
common I think. It is also the way a Ethernet LAN is
connected.

The icon allows you to open the properties and make
adjustments quickly and monitor the operation. You can hide
the icon if it bothers you.

If you get a wireless network, you would have your DSL modem
connect to a wireless router(which will also often have
RJ-45 connectors for several computers too) and then you
would have the option of connecting to your network either
by radio or wires. You would need the wireless router and a
wireless network card (IEEE 802.11 [a, b,g}).

Wire is more secure because the guy across the street can't
read what you're doing, wireless is more convenient.


"Yves Leclerc" <yvesleclercNOSPAM@sympatico.ca> wrote in
message news:%23czbGmJIEHA.3248@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| The Intel wired adapter is the network adapater (RJ-45)
which you would
| normally use is the DSL modem is not an USB model.
|
|
| "PeterM" <rpm@NOSPAM.dcn.org> wrote in message
| news:r-idnb0gGJzTOefdRVn-gw@omsoft.com...
| > A few days ago I finally had the guts to do several
firmware updates on my
| > mobo. (I'm the guy that asked about updating the CPU on
the 5th in this
| NG)
| > For some reason I also downloaded something that put a
new icon on the
| > taskbar, called Intel wired adapter. I like to know if I
need that, or
| what
| > it does. I don't use, and I'm not connected to a
wired/wireless adapter. I
| > use DSL, maybe it has something to do with that. Maybe
in the future I
| will
| > wireless/wired network stuff, but not now. I'm using WIN
XP Home. Any help
| > is appreciated............Peter
| >
| >
|
|
!