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I finally decided that I'm going to stop being a ***** and grab a $200 mobo, and just grab more ram and a better processor later. the mobo makes the pc right?

I'm going to get the ASUS P5B delux: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028

why does it have dual Gigabit LAN controllers and what purpose does having two serve? I know it has WiFi built in, but I don't think that the WiFi has anything to do with having two RJ-45 ports. \\

pc I'm going with:
1gig G.Skillz, E4300, this mobo, pioneer dvd18x, 500w PSU, case with 2x 120mmfan and a side duct.

what shape am I in with this build? I'm going to TRY and get a pci graphics card some how... I can probably get one for free if I pay shipping if one of you guys is feeling generous
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You can use the second connector to share the internet with other computers. All I can think of.
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You can use the second connector to share the internet with other computers. All I can think of.
doesn't sound very viable.
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Yup, the two extra ports are for hooking up or creating additional networks. If you are using WiFi, they won't do anything for you. If you are host a LANParty, you can use the dual LAN for teaming.
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I have a wireless and RJ45 in my computer and I connect via the RJ45 and share wireless to my sisters. Keeps them from downloading illegal stuff. They always complain about how slow our internet is if only they knew.
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post #6 of 13
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Well, then the question is : $200 for this mobo or could I do just as good with a $150 mobo?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
I have a wireless and RJ45 in my computer and I connect via the RJ45 and share wireless to my sisters. Keeps them from downloading illegal stuff. They always complain about how slow our internet is if only they knew.
you're evil Modki... I likes you..

The other thing is if you want to connect to TWO different networks or bridge networks, not necessarily for sharing internet but sharing files/programs/peripherals. say your neighbour who lives above you has a printer and you do not. you already have a network setup on your computer. you DONT want to share your internet to slow it down. You connect to his network (hole on the ceiling *cringe) and share printer on HIS network and share internet on YOUR network.

Be creative is the key, hehehehe , I never say no to extra options so long as they dont jack up the price "unreasonably".

EDIT: A P5NE-SLI motherboard will do GREAT things for you, one gigabit lan, high definition audio, 500FSB 80% of the time, 1333MHZ bus compatible(quad ready), and great support from asus. Not to mention overclocking it is easy as pie.. and if you REALLY wanna spend the 200$ anyways, do the P5N32 680i, and I emphasize the 680i because there's the NF4 version, you dont want that..
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I have a wireless and RJ45 in my computer and I connect via the RJ45 and share wireless to my sisters. Keeps them from downloading illegal stuff. They always complain about how slow our internet is if only they knew.
could I do this but reverse? intercept wirelessly, and then use cat5's for my friends pc when he brings his over?
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Yup. In fact XP and Vista will do this automatically but you'll need what's called a crossover cable. It's a regular lan cable with some wires switched. You can find a how to on google.
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I like your avatar Modki.
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