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Do I need a LAN card?

by Cycleman / May 26, 2011 12:05 PM PDT

My PC has a wireless LAN card in a PCI express slot. This PC is hard wired to a wireless router. I have a small laptop that uses the wireless. I don't have any other space in the PC, but would like to install a new graphics card, and it will take up two spaces, and the LAN is in the way.

Would removing this LAN adapter be any big deal, considering my needs?


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For most of us, just power down, and unplug.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2011 1:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Do I need a LAN card?

I'm sure others will make this harder.

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by Cycleman / May 26, 2011 1:09 PM PDT

Thanks, Bob. That's the info I needed.

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