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26-02-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm going to network my kids computer(windows 98) to mine(xp home).
The network card i want to install in the kids computer is an intel pci card and has some wires with a plug on the end coming off it.
Do i need to connect this plug to anything?
If so, where/what do i connect it too?.
Thanks in advance.

26-02-2005, 12:15 PM
Those wires are for the WOL (wake on lan) function and can be plugged into that connection on the mobo. You can just leave it unplugged if you will never use this function. I never plug them in.

Speedy Gonzales
26-02-2005, 12:17 PM
Hmm cant say ive heard of wires coming out of a NIC.

If its onboard, all u need is a ethernet cable.. and a crossover cable or hub.

Can this thing with wires come out?? It might be an adaptor. That needs to be connected to an ethernet cable.. Sounds like a crossover cable..

26-02-2005, 12:24 PM
Hmm cant say ive heard of wires coming out of a NIC.The WOL capable NIC cards have them. You can see an example of this here (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/en/product/XH7975) with the separate twisted wire.

Speedy Gonzales
26-02-2005, 12:31 PM
Ah gotcha Jen...Basically the same as an onboard which supports WOL without the wires.

26-02-2005, 12:33 PM
Ah, so thats what there for. Thanks for that Jen. :thumbs:
Think i'll leave the diconnected.