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Broadband modem - taken from Sunday Times Webwise - today

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Broadband modem - taken from Sunday Times Webwise - today

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Re: Broadband modem - taken from Sunday Times Webwise - today

It still uses USB drivers for the adapter! The whole point of using Ethernet is to get away from the CPU hogging USB connection and related drivers.
This is not something I would recommend using as you will be relying on the adapters USB driver to function properly with a likely untested set-up.
In any case you can get PCI network cards for under £5.
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Re: Broadband modem - taken from Sunday Times Webwise - today

Quote from: Peter
In any case you can get PCI network cards for under £5.

But would they know how to open the PC case?
The Sunday Times solution is probably suitable for someone who is afraid of slotting a card into their PC - especially because they would know nothing of anti-static precautions.
Sad isn't it?

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Re: Broadband modem - taken from Sunday Times Webwise - today

In all probability a PC without ethernet on the MOBO is likely to be a fairly old (slow?) PC - in which case using a USB to ethernet adapter is even more dubious advice
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