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Computer needs ethernet card for highspeed internet

What types of ethernet cards are compatible with this computer and a Motorola DSL modem ( style MSTATEA)? Is there an external adaptor that can be used to make this computer ethernet ready?
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It depends on your computer and your operating system, but generally if you have USB ports with a Windows-based machine, then you can use a USB ethernet adapter. You plug the adaptor into your USB port, then the ethernet cable into the adapter.

Almost any electronics supply store ie Circuit City, Best Buy, plus Walmart and other big discount stores carry USB Ethernet Adapters. You can also try your local mom 'n' pop computer supply store.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=133

I'm posting a link to a DLink adapter as an example *only.* There are other brand names out there that would probably do just as well.

Hope this helps!

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