QUOTE(dips0502 @ Apr 25 2006, 11:20 PM) [snapback]49282[/snapback]
just wanna know, is it necessary ( hope i got the spelling right ) to hv a LAN card ? can you not use the USB cable ..or is it just a dumb question ?
For connecting the router/modem to ur computer Ethernet/LAN option is better because it will give u a more stable connection as compared to the USB connection. You would also have to install the drivers for the USB connection. If ur into Linux then u can't use the USB becoz the modem drivers are not available for LINUX.Nowdays all motherboards have onboard LAN port so u dont need seperate PCI slot LAN card. But if u have a very old motherboard then u can easly get a LAN card for around Rs150/-.