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woodgc

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Hi,

I have a Dell Computer, Dimeson 3100, and the ethernet connection taht is built onto the mother board died. Can I install an Ethernet card into one of the spare computer slots and connect to the internet?

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rshaffer61

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Yep according to the specs below
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2 PCI slots
1 PCIe x1 slot

You can buy a 10\100 base T pci ethernet card and install it with no problem. You will most likely have to go into the bios and disable the onboard ethernet so there won't be any issues with that.
If you need assistance in locating a card let me know and I will help.
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Thanks everyone for all your assistance and Excellent advice. Lucky me, it's now up and running with a Ethernet card in a PCI slot. Could not have recovered had it not been for those who gave assistance and shared their knowledge.

HAPPY 4th to each of you. Be safe and enjoy
Woodgc :)
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THANK YOU RSCHAFFER61,

GREAT advice. I don't seem to be having any problems with the on board one, I disabled it.

Happy 4th
Woodgc
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am glad my advce was spot on and that the new card did work for you. Is your speed what you expected it to be with the new card.

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 July 2010 - 04:27 PM.

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