118 - How to Install Network Card

Install into Expansion slot. Network cards connect to the PCI slot. Locate an available slot within the computer and gently push the card into the slot until it snaps into place. Additional interfaces can be installed in extra PCI expansion slots. Typically an network interface is built-in to most modern motherboards.

Built In

Every new computer and motherboard you buy nowadays has a built in network port known as RJ45 port. If you want to add your computer to a network or a network device like a router then you need to install or configure your network card.

How to Install Network Card

01 • Prepare and check your network card before installation

02 • Hold the network card and slide in the module and push the PCI network card slowly into an empty expansion slot

03 • Using your screw driver, reinsert the screw and secure the network card into place

04 • Now were done with network card installation

Install the device driver for the network card.

Your computer should sense the new adapter when it starts up and display the Installing Device Driver pop-up above your taskbar. When the process is complete, a pop-up appears stating that your hardware driver is installed and ready to use.

Windows will detect that you have installed a new hardware. In most cases it will install the drivers automatically. If not, you need to install the drivers manually from the CD supplied with the network card.

Lost your CD? You can search from the internet and download the network driver. Check the name and model of your network card then start using google.

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