Re: Installing XP for first time.....
Lol, well it looks like you used to have the Verizon on the old comp, so why would you need to get another NIC? Once you do a fresh install of Win XP, it should detect all your hardware, including your modem/NIC. However, keep the ResourceCD handy, in case there might be something Win XP doesnt detect by itself. I,too, have Verizon so all you would need to do is have the Verizon internet cd that came with your modem, handy as well.
Rig -- Emachines T5026, 3.06ghz P4, 300W Bestec PSU, 160 sata hd, 512mb dual channel 3200 ram @ 3-3-5-8, ATI Radeon 9250 pci, dual layer 16x dvd+/-rw.