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Network Interface Card Help

I am going to get a dsl internet connection. The company I an ordering the service fron, Megapath.com, requires that I buy a Network Interface Card (NIC Card). They say the type and brand of card doesn't matter as long
as it supports an RJ45 interface. What card should I get, and where can I get it. (Preferably on the internet) By the way, the service I will sign up for is 144kbps.
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phita
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kaytonCommented:
ALmost all modern network cards have an RJ45 interface.  It looks like a phone jack, but a little bit wider.  Everyone has their own favorite brank of network cards.  Make sure to get a PCI (not ISA) network card that supports 10/100 Mbps transfer rates.  Most cards sold nowadays are of this type.  They cost in the range of $20 - $60.  My favorite is 3Com, but everyone has their own favorite brand to recommend.  If you are running NT, Linux or a non-Windows operating system, make sure the card has drivers for your operating system.
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RobWMartinCommented:
If this is for home, you can get by very cheaply.  You don't need PCI (but it wouldn't be bad) and you don't need fast ethernet.  Any stock 10Base-T card will do.  Look here:
http://cnet.com/shopping/0-11618-301-0-0.html

Look for those which say UTP.

Hope this helps,
Rob
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