Ethernet Card in ASUS® Essentio CM1630
What are the functions of the Ethernet Card in ASUS Essentio CM1630?
The role of an Ethernet card or controller is to connect your computer to a computer network. Onboard Ethernet/network controller is present on the motherboard of ASUS Essentio CM1630. If it does not work due to any reason or if your requirement is higher, you can buy a new Ethernet card and connect it to the PCI slot available on the motherboard. UTP cables are commonly used to connect computers. A RJ 45 connector is connected to both ends of the UTP cable. One end of the UTP cable is connected to the Ethernet port of your computer and the other end is connected to another computer, Network HUB/Switch or an Internet modem etc. The Ethernet port carries the network signals to the Network controller or Network card and once the network signals are received, network is configured with network protocols and services, Ethernet card or controller helps the operating system to make your computer a part of the network.
Following are the benefits of Ethernet card on ASUS Essentio CM1630:
- Internet access and sharing
- Data sharing
- Remote management/Administration
Internet access and sharing
There are various DSL/High speeds Internet modems available which use RJ45 connectors. These modems are connected to the Ethernet port and your onboard network port would be engaged for Internet connection. You might have to connect another Network card to the PCI slot to connect to your home or office network. Once the Internet and the network connection are established, you can share the Internet connection with other computers in the network. You don’t need each Internet account for each computer; one network connection can be used by all permitted users in the network.
Once the network is established with the help of Ethernet card, you can share data with other users in the network; you can transfer data from one computer to another without a CD/DVD or a PEN drive. If you have the administrator’s right, you can set permissions for each user in the network and users can access, read or modify the files according to their user rights.
The cost of high quality printers are high and it’s not easy to have printers for each computer in the network. That would be space and cost consuming. you can share the printer connected on your computer so that other users in the network can give print commands from their computer. The print command from the network user would be executed only if your computer is on, Ethernet card is working and if the network is running.
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