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USB 10/100 NIC with RJ45

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bill.aam, May 4, 2007.

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  1. bill.aam

    bill.aam Thread Starter

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    Does anyone have any experience using a USB 10/100 NIC with RJ45 port? I have found quite a few online, but just not sure of the reliability.

    Running WinXP SP2

    Would like to get any feed back from anyone that has used this type of NIC...

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Triple6

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    I prefer not to use them. PCI network cards are the best. USB is a problematic interface, you'll see lots of posts here dealing with USB issues. Plus USB adds some CPU overheat that a good PCI network will reduce.
     
  3. bill.aam

    bill.aam Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your response…but…

    That is our dilemma, a PCI slot is not an option, this is an industrial PC that only has two PCI slots and they are used to talk to and control a machine. It has a built in NIC that is however, also used it communicate with another part of the machine. We need to be able now to get to our LAN. Our controls engineers need internet access, for troubleshooting with the OEM of the PC in Germany thru VPN....

    Looking forward to more comments….

    Thanks again in advance…
     
  4. Triple6

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    OK, then if you don't have any PCI slots then the USB adapter is the way to go, no other way to do it . They do of course work and are nothing new.
     
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