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 Post subject: can i use an ethernet card like dual lan
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:03 pm 
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i have a dual lan motherboard and used it regularly for networking like xbox. my new build has no dual lan so can i use a pci ethernet card like dual lan or do i need a switch now.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Say what?

What are you trying to achieve?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:24 pm 
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i have been using a dual lan motherboard and using the second onboard ethernet port as a router. the new board i have does not have dual lan so i will need a way to run the cat 5. i am trying to avoid using a router/switch and i have a spare pci Ethernet card. so im wondering if i could install it and use it the same as i used the dual lan board.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:28 pm 
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Yes you can.

You should be able to bridge or route between any pair of network interfaces on your machine, whether they are onboard, installed in a PCI slot, connected by USB, or any other way.

They don't need to be the same type of interface either. You could use an 802.11b wireless interface and a Gigabit wired interface for example.

This is true under Windows and Linux.

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nice...........thanks. ill stop shopping for a router now


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