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2009 Build Your Own PC Components: Modem Ethernet Wireless Overview: In this lesson we'll cover both Modem, Ethernet and wireless network cards, their advantages and disadvantages, what features and specs to look for when shopping, and how much you can expect to pay A telephone connection to the Internet is known as a Dial Up connection. This is the cheapest way to connect, but is also the slowest. For a telephone line modem look for the V.92 spec, which will make sure you get the fastest connection available. An Ethernet adapter in your computer allows you to connect to a high speed cable or DSL modem using an Ethernet cable. Most motherboards include an Ethernet port built in A wireless adapter connects without the need for cables. This lesson is part of a comprehensive series of lessons created by Home PC Builder that will guide you through the process of building your computer (from the selection internal and external components through installation and setup). You can purchase all 28 lessons in the course and save 46%. For a DVD of this full series, please refer to The other lessons in this Internal Component series are: Pt 1/10: Hard Drives - Pt 2/10: DVD/Blu-Ray - Pt 3/10: Memory/RAM - Pt 4/10: Video Card - Pt 5/10: Sound Card - Pt 6/10: Modem, Ethernet, Wireless - Pt 7/10: Processor/CPU - Pt 8/10: Motherboard - Pt 9/10: Case & PSU - Pt 10/10: Cooling - You can buy all 10 internal component lessons as a series and save 30% This modem, ethernet and wireless network adapter components lesson covers Telephone Modem cards: The specs to look for to get the fastest connection Ethernet adapters: 100Mbps and 1Gbps standards Wireless adapters: 802.11g and 802.11n standards Types of high speed modems: DSL, Cable and satellite options The costs and availability Prices: The cost of the different modems and networking cards Recommendations of how much to spend Wireless Security: WPA and WPA2 standards The basics of a secure wireless home network The video ends with a summary of features and specifications to look for when buying. In the installation lessons well go over how to install a wireless network adapter into an open PCI Express slot ( The supplemental file below contains the complete written information from the video and is available to download after you buy.
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