help installing an ethernet jack.
October 17, 2012 5:58 AM Subscribe
help installing an ethernet jack in an HP pavilion tower.
posted by austere to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
a relative of mine was recently given a second-hand PC tower (his previous had died some time ago and he never replaced it, so he still has a functional modem/monitor/etc). the tower is a pretty old HP pavilion 7915 which is known to be working just fine, and as my relative will be using the computer at an absolute minimum (just reading the news and checking the weather really), it should be more than sufficient for his needs.
in attempting to set up his internet for him, i found that the ethernet cord coming out of the modem wouldn't fit into the jack on the back of the computer as the jack itself was too small. i realized this was probably an old phone cord connector and that there was no ethernet port.
i'm very capable with computers but haven't yet encountered this particular issue. i figure i should be able to buy some sort of ethernet "card" or whatever and install it in one of the slots on the back of the computer. could someone kindly confirm this and maybe recommend a cheap & reliable card?