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hpuser555
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I would like to upgrade my network card.

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I would like to get a faster network card. Is this possible for an older desktop. I hate to throw away a computer that still works well. ( Except downloads)

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Hi,

 

I suggest that you remove the wireless mini wireless adapter card and then install a PCIe x1 wireless card.  This is an example but there are many others makes, models.

 

I suggest that you review the specifications and capabilities of your wireless access point and see what speeds and frequencies are supported along with the advertised throughput.

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I initially thought I had a card in my Hewlett-Packard HPE-410f  desktop. I don't, It's wired into the Mother Board.

 

I was thinking of installing a card and plugging an ethernet cable into the card. Would this work?

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Hi,

 

According to the specifications for your PC, the network wireless support is provided by a PCI-e half-length mini card which can be removed.

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Dave, I'm not worried about my wireless card. I want to install a card that will support my "wired" at the faster speed that I am paying Comcast for. As I said in a previous Email,  the ethernet cable plugs into a hole that goes directly to the Mother Board.

I just wanted to know if I bought another card and plugged my ethernet cable into it and ignored the current ethernet "hole', would it work?

Thanks for replying

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HI,

 

The title of this thread is "network card".  The mini PCIe wireless card is the only network card in your PC.  The title is somewhat misleading.

 

 

The on board adapter in your PC is already rated for gigabit speeds.  Check with Comcast and make sure that your router is set up for gigabit speeds and that your network profile is enabled for gigabit speeds if in fact that is what you what to pay for the gigabit speed.  If you can get over 60% of the rated adapter then you are really doing quite well for an older PC. You might not even get that speed.

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Thank you Dave

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