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Chapter 21. Instant Networking > Wiring a Computer to an Existing LAN

Wiring a Computer to an Existing LAN

If you are adding a new computer to an existing LAN, you should try to get a network card that matches the existing network type and speed. You may have some flexibility with the wiring type, as you'll learn here.

Wiring a Computer to an Existing Thinnet Network

If your existing LAN uses 10BASE-2 coaxial cable, you have a choice. You can stick with coax and get a 10BASE-2 network card, or you can start the move to 10BASE-T by adding a 10BASE-T network card and a network hub with both coax and UTP connectors. These hubs can cost under $40.


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