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Old 11-22-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default My router theory

I have an old dell desktop at home which I want to use to connect to sky broadband (in the UK). This connection service includes a router which has to be used, but I have already discovered that the old computer won't support a router as it does not have a local area connection capability under network drives. My theory is that it has to have a network card installed. Am I on the right lines?
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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Yep, you'll need a NIC (Network Interface Card) to connect to the router
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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how come u gotta use the router though?
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Old 11-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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The Sky broadband connection insists on the router being used. The router is to distribute the connection to the other machines around the house.
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Yeah, I think Sky Broadband is hardwired to the MAC of the router they give you...

NICs are literally a couple of quid in PC World. Honestly, the cheapest I saw was about 3.50.
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