Computer Help forum

General discussion

lan help is their a way..........

by Usernameniner / January 23, 2008 8:29 AM PST

Ok, I use a motorola sb5120 for my modem. Im running windows me ( yes i know ) and this pc, doesnt have an ethernet slot. The computer I want to set up a lan to, has xp and is compatible. It is a d-link router, Id use. ( I don't like being negative ) but worse phone customer support. ( Not everyone )...I went out and bought a linkysys pci adabter, and put it in this computer, thinking it would be an ethernet slot. ( there is opened slots, and i could instal ) it was supposed to recognize it, it's plug and play, it didnt, I also used the software. I really cant afford to pay comcast 160 to set up a lan, when I hopefully will get a new comp soon as well as I dont want to pay to rent modems.

Im asking if there is anything cheap I could buy to instal on this computer, so I could plug in an ethernet cable. ( under 50 bucks )Must be compatible with windows me.

Thanks in advance.!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: lan help is their a way..........
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: lan help is their a way..........
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
I don't know what kind of software Comcast provided for you,
by ahtoi / January 23, 2008 9:25 AM PST

some are better than other.

As for hardwares are concern, you have the modem and router; all you need is an ethernet card in each computer if it doesn't already have one ( the last time I check..cost about $10 each). You mention pci adapter (I am not sure exactly what you mean by that).

I don't have I am not too familiar with setting thing up.

Collapse -
RE: I went out and bought a linkysys pci adabter, and put it
by Edward ODaniel / January 24, 2008 8:33 AM PST
and put it in this computer

Mind telling the model of the Linksys Adapter? Usually they come with rather detailed instructions.
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?