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Do I have an ethernet card?

I am trying to find out if my computer has an ethernet card. It's a Dell XPS 400. I was wondering if the Intel (R) PRO/1000 PL Network connection is the same as the ethernet card. I want to upgrade from dial-up to high-speed internet. I was told that I need to have an ethernet card.

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Yes, Intel Pro/1000 is gigabit ethernet, which will do 100Mbps and 10Mbps too.
This will be compatable with your broadband requirements.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=686143&CatId=200

This is Dell Support >XPS 400 desktop computer > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/index.htm

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/techov.htm#wp1053398

Viewing the illustration of the motherboard, the Ethernet Adapter Card example I gave above, would go in either one of the PCI expansion slots.

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Shown on the motherboard as PCI Express x1 Card Connector.

This is an example of an Ethernet Card, (Ethernet Adapter Card), that uses the PCI Express x1 expansion slot,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675156&CatId=200

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/about.htm#wp1053567

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