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I just got an Etower computer, and went out and bought a regular ethernet cable to hook it up to the internet. Neither the cable I bought, nor the cable I have currently in my HP computer fit in the Etower computer. Do I need a specific cord/cable to hook the computer to the internet?

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Etower 500is comes from the factory with an RJ-11 (phone, modem) jack instead of the required Ethernet jack (RJ-45). You'll need to replace the Modem card with an (Ethernet) network adapter similar to this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/D-Link+-+Desktop+10/100+PCI+Network+Card/3863251.p;jsessionid=52E4BE2D0D71CBD775129E28E65DB94F.bbolsp-app03-31?id=1051384161297&skuId=3863251

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