A network interface card (NIC) is required to connect to the Internet. The NIC may come preinstalled, or you may have to purchase one. In rare cases, you may need to update the NIC drivei. You can use the driver disc that comes with the motherboard or adapter card, or you can supply a driver that you downloaded from the manufacturer.
After the NIC and the driver have been installed, you can connect the computer to the network.
In addition to installing a NIC, you may need to install a modem to connect to the Internet. After completing this section, you will meet these objectives:
■ Install or update a NIC driver.
■ Attach the computer to an existing network.
■ Describe the installation of a modem.
Was this article helpful?
Read how to maintain and repair any desktop and laptop computer. This Ebook has articles with photos and videos that show detailed step by step pc repair and maintenance procedures. There are many links to online videos that explain how you can build, maintain, speed up, clean, and repair your computer yourself. Put the money that you were going to pay the PC Tech in your own pocket.