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hello,
I would like to buy a really fast LAN card but im not sure what brand
and what specifications I should look for! can someone help out here?
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Question by:Sabrin
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by:JamesTX10
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Hi Sabrin,
What will you be connecting too?

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by:JamesTX10
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For home use a 10BaseT/100Base-T card will work just fine.


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by:Sabrin
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office for my main server!
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by:JamesTX10
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what is the speed of your network? 10/100, gigabit, fiber?
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by:Sabrin
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fiber
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by:JamesTX10
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So you are looking for good fiber network cards?
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by:Sabrin
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I am looking for a fast lan card to connect the server to the main router! thats it!
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by:giltjr
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What type of LAN card does it have now?

Will the sever be used to for clients within the same network or on a remote network?

Some of these questions will not change which LAN card to get, but could change if you need one.  An example would be, you are setting up a sever to sever up Web pages over the Internet and your Internet connection is a T1.  In that situtation any off the shelf 10 Mbps LAN card would work as the limitation is the T1 (1.54 Mbps) not your LAN.

Most LAN cards are the same until you get into the 10G range.
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by:jamietoner
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The question may sound simple but for the correct answer we need more info. What model is the router your connecting to? This so we can point you to a compatible card.
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by:Sabrin
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yes the server is not for web sites is for our invoice software system,
we have 24 computers and one router linksys and 1 switch.
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by:jamietoner
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What is the model # of the linksys router?
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by:Sabrin
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WRT54G Wireless
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JamesTX10 earned 1200 total points
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All you need is a basic 10 / 100 card then. That is as fast as your router can handle
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by:jamietoner
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Ok, thats not a fiber router its a 10/100 with wireless b/g. Most systems have these built in. what model system do you need to add a nic too?
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