Installing ethernet card

By Deacq ·
Tags: Windows, Hardware
I have an ASUS P8Z77 - V Pro motherboard where I sometimes encounter problems with the network.

Whenever I lose network connection, a message is displayed that network connection is lost.

Since the original network part is integrated into the motherboard, can I install a new card in one of the PCI slots?

If that is possible, do I need to disable the original network so it does not conflict with the new card?

I was thinking of installing a D-Link 10/100/1000 bps Gigabit Desktop PCI adapter.

Thanks for your help.

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Yes you can install another Network Card

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Installing ethernet card

And no you do not need to disable the Onboard LAN Port you can use one or the other or even both depending on your needs.

However before you start changing the hardware you really should be looking at what is causing the problem here a software conflict taking out the LAN Port will not be cured by fitting another LAN Port.

You really need to understand why the LAN Port is dropping out before you can really start to fix the problem. It could be something as simple as a bad CMOS Setting to the M'Board failing and in need of replacment so tacking on extra hardware may actually make the problem worse.

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Installing ethernet card

by aronsmith In reply to Installing ethernet card

Yes, You Can Install the other LAN-Card in your Computer in PCI slots. It has not affected in any other ethernet port.

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install and configure a network card

by SFCable In reply to Installing ethernet card

Every new computer and motherboard you buy nowadays has a built in network port known as RJ45 socket. If you have an older computer or a motherboard that does not have a built in RJ45 socket then your only option is to add a PCI or USB network card if you wish to connect to a network.

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