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ncasebee
2002-08-22T19:15:33Z
I am currently using a Linksys nic card. Is this ok for gaming and downloading or should I look into buying a differnet brand?
Ironborg2
2002-08-22T20:51:19Z
I use linksys nic and I like the way works to.
etsd311
2002-08-23T00:12:18Z
i have a RealTek NIC. works good. speed is good.

i don't really think there is a huge difference between NICs...other than brand names...and maybe a few extra options available with better drivers.

no name/small name NICs have worked well for me and they only cost $10!
^Bad_Boy^
2002-08-23T03:07:08Z
I Prefer Linksys as well
Richard12
2002-08-23T08:51:34Z
For Nic cards basically anything goes. I prefer D-Link.
dieselboy
2002-08-23T13:59:35Z
lately, its about the price more than the brand name.

I have 2 Linksys and 1 Netgear, and have had no problems with any.
Richard12
2002-08-23T14:16:01Z
I know what you mean. Sometimes in major chain stores you can get them for like $4 with rebates. I was just wondering what your opinion is of a home network stretching around 75 ft diesel boy.
dieselboy
2002-08-23T14:39:49Z
Well, thats pretty nice. I have a network, but it only stretches like 5 feet. I use my old comp as a router for my others. I love it with my whole body, even my peepee
Richard12
2002-08-23T14:41:27Z
Wait I said I dont have a network and I was going to make one. I was asking you if 75 feet was too long even though its not wireless.
dieselboy
2002-08-23T14:46:59Z
Ah, ok....well, no 75 feet shouldn't be too long if you have broadband. You might experience some network lag though due to the fact that you have so much physical cable. What are you doing with the networked comps? If you are playing games or anything of that sort that depends on internet speed, you might want to reduce the amount of cable.

I have a 25 foot cat5 cable that spans the 5 feet between my switch and my new comp. And then, another 5 feet between the switch and the server comp. I have cable internet, and I don't experience any problems. Hope that helps.
Richard12
2002-08-23T14:53:35Z
I want to hook my 1700+ up to my brother 1800+. Its around 75 feet. Will he still be able to download close to 1 mb cause my service is 1 mb??
dieselboy
2002-08-23T15:01:14Z
Yeah, you should be able to get around 1 mb. It might be a little slower than the computer that is hooked directly to the internet, but it won't be that noticeable.

Are you just gonna install another NIC in your comp, and then share the connection??
Richard12
2002-08-23T15:11:22Z
Im gonna make a whole network encompassing 2 computers and a router.
nekrosoft13
2002-09-06T01:58:42Z