To get another year out of it, try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156133
I notice someone wrote "got this because my ethernet port went out on my notebook board. Instead of replacing the entire board, I made the decision to just simply buy a $15 adapter to use in place of it. So, in essence this little gem saved me a few hundred bucks."
So being an idiot, I had my compaq laptop at work plugged in and tripped on the cable pulling it to the floor. Fortunately everything is fine with the laptop but the slot where the network card goes in got broken and bent. I opened the laptop up to see if I could fix it, couldn't reach it right so left it as it is and put the laptop together. How would I go about replacing that whole slot or would it be better to have some company do it? Any help is appreciated.