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Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

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Had a power surge that has wiped out my modem card.  Can I replace with NIC card?

 

I have a Broadband Cable Modem with Router - connected to 3 other PC's and laptop.

 

I just use this machine for my email and some internet.

 

Windows 7

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HP Pavilion a1630n (about 10 years old)

 

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Upgrading from Modem card to NIC card - hp P/N 5188-2907

Hi there @Handley1,

 

May the Forums be with you!  I understand that you wish to replace the modem in your desktop with a NIC card to connect to your cable modem/router.  I am happy to give you a hand with this.

 

You certainly can put a NIC or Wireless card in your system.  However, it may not be necessary. According to your system specification and the mother board specification, your computer already has an Ethernet connection built into the motherboard. For your reference please see: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) and HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC Product Specifications.

 

If your on-board Ethernet is not functional, then you have several PCI/PCIe slots available to use.

 

I hope that answers your question, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

 

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